SLAB welcomes publication of Scottish Government response to Legal Aid Review
29 November 2018
We welcome the publication today of the Scottish Government’s response to the Legal Aid Review and the commitment it contains to preserving the scope and improving the operation of Scotland’s legal aid system.
We particularly welcome the opportunity to develop a new statutory framework. We look forward to contributing both to the development of future legislation and the implementation of shorter term improvements, including the increase in fees announced by Ms Denham.
We agree fully with Ms Denham’s recognition that constructive joint working with the legal profession will be key to the identification and delivery of future improvements. We look forward to playing our part in this process, building on the strengths of the current system and the commitment of all those who work within it.
Upcoming research with people who contacted the Civil Legal Assistance Office
21 October 2021
Independent research commissioned with clients of the Civil Legal Assistance Office (CLAO) and people who contacted CLAO with a civil legal problem.
Upcoming research with recipients of criminal legal assistance
28 September 2021
Independent research commissioned with a sample of people who received criminal legal assistance in the past 16 months.
Website unavailable briefly this weekend for server update
6 September 2021
Our website will be unavailable for a short time on Saturday 11 September 2021 to allow scheduled maintenance by our hosting provider.
SLAB’s Inverness direct services are moving to a new office
1 June 2021
The Highland and Islands Civil Legal Assistance Office and Inverness Public Defenders Solicitors’ Office are relocating to a new shared office today.