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New interim accounts process for payment of fees and outlays

3 April 2019

Following your feedback we have made changes so you can now submit more types of interim accounts online.

General

Updated CRIM/COURTAPP form to allow for extended domestic abuse categories

2 April 2019

The new Domestic Abuse Act 2018, which came into force on 1 April 2019, has also extended the list of categories where the court can appoint a solicitor to act

General

Chair and three board members re-appointed by Minister

1 April 2019

Ash Denham MSP, the Minister for Community Safety, has approved the re-appointment to the board of the Chair, Ray Macfarlane, and three members, Tim McKay, Mari

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Keycards for 2019/20 published

28 March 2019

These can be used for quick reference when you require information on the various eligibility limits, contributions and clawback levels.

Criminal

Annual update on the Criminal Quality Assurance Scheme for Criminal Legal Assistance

15 March 2019

This is longer than previous reports as it covers the end of the first six year cycle of reviews which ran to the end of March 2019. 

Legal Aid Online

Online notifications for court granted and automatic legal aid cases

11 March 2019

Not all notifications are being sent to solicitors when we receive applications for court granted and automatic legal aid.

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Solicitor satisfaction surveys restarting

11 March 2019

Micro-surveys measuring solicitor satisfaction with our applications and accounts service are to get underway again this month.

General

SLAB welcomes new legal aid advisory panel

8 March 2019

The Scottish Legal Aid Board's Chief Executive Colin Lancaster and board member Raymond McMenamin have been appointed to the Scottish Government's legal aid...

Children's

Apply for the Children’s Hearings Duty Scheme 2019-2020

19 February 2019

You need to submit a duty application form by Friday 17 May.

General

Legal aid applicant fined after pleading guilty to fraud

14 February 2019

David Delargy pled guilty to legal aid fraud and was fined £330 in Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week.