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Scottish Government launches legal aid resilience fund
10 February 2021
The Scottish Government (SG) has opened the Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery Fund for Legal Aid, worth up to £9 million, for applications.
The fund is to assist legal aid firms and law centres that have had a reduction in legal aid business levels because of the restrictions in place.
There is full information on the fund on the SG website and a news release.
Firms can apply through an online form on our website.
New Advice and Assistance out of hours helpline number
22 June 2022
We have changed the number to ring for the out of hours Advice and Assistance. Please note that from 31 July, the mobile phone number will be withdrawn.
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