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Civil legal assistance handbook - table of contents


Introduction

 

Part 1 - Registration, compliance and quality assurance

Chapter 1 - Entering the Financial Management System

Chapter 2 - Registering to carry out Civil legal assistance

Chapter 3 - Quality assurance 

 

Part 2 - Introduction to Legal Assistance and a summary of procedures

Chapter 1 - Summary of steps involved in providing Civil legal assistance

 

Part 3 - Advice and Assistance

Chapter 1 - Availability of A&A

Chapter 2 - A&A application procedures

Chapter 2A - A&A financial verification

Chapter 3 - ABWOR in civil proceedings

Chapter 4 - Increases - employment of third parties under A&A and ABWOR

Chapter 5  - Increases for different types of case under A&A and ABWOR

Part 1 - templated increases

Part 2 - non-templated increases

 

Part 4 - Civil legal aid

Chapter 1 - Availability of Civil legal aid and application procedures

Chapter 2 - Financial assessment

Chapter 3 - Assessing probable cause and reasonableness

Chapter 4 - Merits of different types of case

Chapter 5 - Modified application procedures

Chapter 6 -  Special urgency

Chapter 6A - Cost Limits

Chapter 7 - After a grant, and prior approval needed

Chapter 8 - Changes of circumstances and withdrawal of legal aid

Chapter 9 - High cost and complex cases

 

Part 5 - Advice and assistance accounts

Chapter 1 - Introduction to civil A&A and ABWOR fees 

Chapter 2 - Civil advice and assistance scheme

Chapter 3 - Diagnostic interview

Chapter 4 - Who may give advice and assistance and ABWOR

Chapter 5 - Preparation and submission of an account

Chapter 6 - The account - fees

Chapter 7 - The account - outlays

Chapter 8 - Issues arising with different types of A&A

Chapter 9 - ABWOR

Chapter 10 - Travel

Appendix - Civil A&A account synopsis guide

 

Part 6 - Civil legal aid accounts

Chapter 1 - Introduction to civil reform fees

Chapter 2 - Detailed fees: court of session and schedule 7 sheriff court proceedings

Chapter 3 - Block fees: sheriff court proceedings (no action raised or undefended)

Chapter 4 - Block fees: sheriff court proceedings (defended)

Chapter 5 - Additional fees

Chapter 6 - Payment to account procedure

Chapter 7 - Guidance on interpreting and translation fees

Appendix - Payment on account of fees - SLA/POA/3 guidance

Appendix - Civil account synopsis conclusion form guidance - CIV/ACC/CONC

  

Part 6(A) - Ruling on appearance of counsel without an agent

Part 7 - Clawback and expenses

Chapter 1 - A&A - clawback and regulation 16(3)

Chapter 2 - Property recovered or preserved

Chapter 3 - Expenses

 

Part 8 - Contempt of court

Chapter 1 - Contempt of court proceedings

 

Part 9 - Contacting us and complaints

Chapter 1 - Contacting SLAB

Chapter 2 - Complaints and comments about SLAB

 

Part 10 - Appendices

 Procedures for standard and diagnostic advice and assistance

 

Part 11 - Legislation

 

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