Scottish Government launches Legal Aid Support for Business and Recovery Fund

The Scottish Government has now received Ministerial approval to launch the £6.7 million Legal Aid Support for Business and Recovery Fund (LASBRF) following the closure of the Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery Fund for Legal Aid (CRRF).

The amount available is the difference between the up-to-£9m pledged by Ministers and the £2.3 paid out through the CRRF.

The LASBRF opened for applications from solicitors on 4 August with a deadline for applications of midnight on 18 August.

The Scottish Government is fully managing the fund, including the application and correspondence process, using the relevant data on grants and fee payments.

Further information is available on the Scottish Government website:

News release

Fund form and guidance

Fee figures:

19/20 legal aid fees

20/21 legal aid fees

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