In line with government advice, our offices are closed for normal business.
Staff continue to work remotely and our priorities are to continue delivering an appropriate service to those who depend on legal aid – both those in need of advice and representation and those providing it – while also protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff.
Unfortunately, during these unprecedented times, we are unable to provide the photocopying service that we normally offer to the profession.
You should make alternative arrangements in the meantime.
We will keep you informed when we are able to reinstate this service.
Peer reviewers wanted for Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (QAC)
14 February 2024
Solicitors and non-solicitors with an interest in civil legal aid and regulation are invited to join the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (QAC)
Policies and decision-makers’ guidance (DMG) for clawback in Advice and Assistance published
8 February 2024
We’ve published the next release of policies and decision-makers’ guidance (DMG) for clawback in Advice and Assistance as part of our GALA project.
Policies and guidance published for assessing income in civil financial assessment
25 January 2024
We’ve published our policies and decision-makers’ guidance (DMG) for assessing income in Civil Legal Aid as part of our GALA project
UPDATED: New simplified application process for certain unopposed Guardianship orders under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, and reminder on the process to ask us to dispense with or postpone intimation to an opponent
18 January 2024
Following solicitor feedback we have introduced a simplified application process for legal aid applications for a Guardianship order under one of five sections