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Publication of taxations

9 December 2022

We have published a listing on our website of all the taxations and court decisions that we hold.

Legal Aid Online

Legal Aid Online: Monday 28 November update

28 November 2022

Following upgrade work to Legal Aid Online (LAOL), we have listed the below fixes that were deployed and ongoing issues to be resolved.

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St Andrew’s Day closure and festive period payment arrangements

26 November 2022

Our offices are closed Monday 5 December for St Andrew’s Day in line with Scottish Courts, with details of payment dates and opening times over festive period.

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LAOL downtime scheduled: Monday 28 September, 9pm – midnight

25 November 2022

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable 9pm-midnight on Monday 28 September to allow for deployment and upgrades.

General

PDSO Dundee has moved to a new office

21 November 2022

Our PDSO team in Dundee has moved to new premises at 1 Court House Square, Dundee, DD1 1NT

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New prior approval applications policies and guidance published

17 November 2022

We have published the next block of policies, decision-makers’ guidance and new or revised legal aid guidance on Civil, Children’s and Criminal applications

Criminal

New regulations allow earlier payment of the inclusive sheriff court summary fixed fee of £550.76

1 November 2022

The Advice and Assistance (Summary Criminal Proceedings) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 are effective from 4 November 2022

Children's

Survey of solicitors providing children’s legal aid

27 October 2022

We are undertaking a survey of solicitors providing children’s legal aid to explore experiences of providing legal aid.

Civil

Research finds people largely positive with civil legal assistance services during the pandemic

26 October 2022

Findings from surveys commissioned during 2021-22 of clients of private practice civil legal aid firms and of CLAO clients and contacts

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Legal Aid Online: post-deployment progress and ongoing issues

21 October 2022

We are extremely appreciative of the profession’s willingness to work with us to identify and resolve issues following the recent Legal Aid Online deployment