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Register for Children's Legal Assistance

Solicitors and firms who wish to provide Children's Legal Assistance must abide by our Code of Practice. Please read this before completing the registration process.

Register a firm

Any firm that wants to be listed on the Children's Legal Assistance Register must be registered with the Law Society of Scotland as a practice unit.

If this is the case please complete the registration form and email it to

Solicitor registration

If you work for a firm that is already registered to provide Children's Legal Assistance then please complete the solicitor registration form and email it to along with a copy of your current practising certificate.

What will happen once we receive your application

We will contact you once we have reviewed your application and let you know if it has been approved.

What you can do next

In the mean time you should familiarise yourself with Legal Aid Online information hub. There is useful information about logging into the system for the first time as well as detailed training materials on using the system.

You can also read about the Children's Hearings duty plans if you are interested in applying for this once you have completed the registration process.



CHIP - Vision and Values statement

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has produced a Vision and Values Statement, which is supported by all of those organisations involved in the children’s hearings system, including SLAB and the Law Society of Scotland.

The statement aims to set clear expectations of all of those working in it, including the following key components:

Solicitors who provide representation under children’s legal assistance should have regard to the Vision and Values when working in the children’s hearings system. 

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