Stage reports no longer required in all situations
19 December 2019
We have changed the stage reporting process that you use to tell us about key developments in a civil case. The change is part of our continuing work looking at our processes to see if they can be simplified for you and us.
In 2003, we introduced stage reporting to help with the operation of this regulation. Our guidance set out a range of situations where a stage report was needed.
We have carried out a review of our guidance and no longer need to see reports in all of those situations. The introduction of case cost limits in 2013, which are now in place for the vast majority of grants of civil legal aid, reduces the importance of stage reports for most cases.
If you have any queries about this please contact Catriona Whyte at email@example.com or on 0131 240 2088
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