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All solicitor updates
17 June 2022
As part of our public sector equality duty we have improved access to legal assistance for service users requiring additional communications support.
16 June 2022
The correct procedure for applying ABWOR for legal representation of siblings seeking to exercise their rights under section 25 of Children (Scotland) 2020 Act
31 May 2022
Our offices are closed Friday 3 June for Platinum Jubilee. Court holidays at the end of this week also mean custody courts due to be held Saturday 4 June 2022.
Legal Aid Online
16 May 2022
Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 31 May and 8am-6pm on Saturday 11 June to allow for essential maintenance.
10 May 2022
Online claims can now be made when you are accepting judicial expenses. From 1 June 2022, paper synopsis will no longer be accepted. See our guidance.
12 April 2022
Easter custody courts held on Saturday 16 April eligible for new holiday court fee for solicitors representing accused person appearing from custody
11 April 2022
View information about payment dates over the Easter, May Day and Platinum Jubilee public holidays 2022 and office opening hours.
6 April 2022
Findings from research with criminal legal aid clients carried out with the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office and private practice criminal legal aid clients
30 March 2022
We are resuming Criminal and Children’s Quality Assurance peer reviews, put on hold in March 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
24 March 2022
Regulations to increase solicitor and advocate fees for legal aid and advice and assistance by 5% come into force on 1 April 2022