The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendments)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 come into force today.
These regulations amend the relevant Advice and Assistance, Civil and Children’s Regulations by adding payments from, or in connection with, the Windrush Compensation Scheme and Scottish Child Payments to the list of payments which can be disregarded from the assessment of an applicant’s disposable income or capital in all types of legal assistance.
Regulation 2 amends the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Consolidation and Amendment) Regulations 1996 by providing that:
Regulation 3 amends the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002 by providing that:
Regulation 4 amends the Children’s Legal Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2013 by providing that:
Appeals: In addition, we will also disregard these payments where we assess financial eligibility for Summary, Solemn and Criminal Appeals legal aid using the undue hardship test.
Civil Legal aid: Cindy Morrice, Manager of Civil Finance E: email@example.com
Children’s Legal Aid: Catriona Whyte, Head of Civil and Children’s Legal Services E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Legal Aid: Kingsley Thomas, Head of Criminal Legal Assistance E: email@example.com
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