Written Representations at a Children’s Hearing

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

We have updated the 2011 Act Children’s Assistance Handbook to clarify that if you place written representations before a children’s hearing on behalf of your client, this is representation even if you do not then physically attend the hearing. This is because of the broad definition of representation which is set out in section 6(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.

As a result solicitors require ABWOR to carry out this step on behalf of their clients.

This guidance can be found in Part II, Chapter 5, paragraph 5.1 of the Children’s legal Assistance handbook.

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