SLAB welcomes launch of public consultation on legal aid

The Scottish Government have launched its public consultation on legal aid.

They are asking the public to give their views on how to ensure current legal aid provision meets the needs of modern Scotland.

Colin Lancaster, Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Aid Board, said:

“We welcome the Scottish Government’s consultation and the opportunities it offers for discussion about the future shape of the legal aid system in Scotland.

“Legally aided services assist people at some of the most difficult times of their lives. This is a chance to consider important principles about how Scotland should deliver these services in the future.”

The consultation runs until 19 September.

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