All LAOL updates ordered by date






Thursday, May 17, 2018

Choosing police station duty location and revised data protection notices and declarations

This update contains information about system changes that will go live on the evening of Wednesday 23 May relating to entering police station locations for Criminal Justice Act – Police Station A&A, the Data Protection Bill and training and guidance.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Civil applications and accounts: Changes to CivSol applications, revised data protection notices and declarations and Civil block fees

This update contains information about a number of system changes that will go live on the evening of Wednesday 23 May.

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Monday, Mar 05, 2018

System enhancements for Children’s A&A and ABWOR applications postponed

System enhancements for Children’s A&A and ABWOR applications postponed until a later date.

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018

New LAOL screens and guidance for Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

We have prepared guidance for changes that are being made to the Legal Aid Online system during the evening of the 24th January 2018.

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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

LAOL guidance on duty accounts, hardship applications and criminal A&A notifications

Information on recent updates to Legal Aid Online and a reminder of some of the benefits of completing certain tasks on the system.

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Thursday, Nov 09, 2017

Changes to LAOL Criminal A&A and ABWOR system

Changes were implemented to the online Criminal A&A and ABWOR system at the end of August and we made a few further updates to the system on Monday 6 November.

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Thursday, Sep 07, 2017

LAOL notifications filter to be reinstated

This follows requests and feedback from solicitors who highlighted the benefits of being able to filter the columns.

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Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Online system improvements to go live Sunday 27 August

These include various changes benefitting all LAOL users as well as the system improvements for criminal A&A and ABWOR applications that we explained in our last update.

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Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

A&A system development to focus on Criminal first

This update is to tell you about system enhancements to Legal Aid Online’s Criminal A&A and ABWOR application functions that will go live in late August.

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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Online Accounts Redevelopment - release of new civil screens

This update contains information on the following accounts products and developments.

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Monday, Feb 06, 2017

New Terms and Conditions relating to Legal Aid Online

We have prepared some additional information on the new Legal Aid Online Terms and Conditions (Ts&Cs) following feedback from the Law Society of Scotland’s Legal Aid Team at the end of last year.

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

Introduction of new Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions moved to new year

We will issue further information shortly about the Ts&Cs to explain the context of some of the clauses before you sign-up.

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Reminder: New Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions being released on 24 November

As explained in our earlier update you must log in and accept these within 90 days to continue to use the system, or allow an administrator to send work on your behalf.

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Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

Cut-off for submitting A&A, ABWOR, Solemn & Summary criminal accounts with a paper synopsis

From 1 November 2016 we will no longer be able to register accounts received with an old paper synopsis.

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Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

Mobile app for LAOL may be case management solution

SLAB is looking into building an app that can hook into Legal Aid Online and build an API – a set of programming instructions - that would not only work from a mobile app but also from individual systems.

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Thursday, Oct 06, 2016

New Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions to be released in November

In order to continue using LAOL, or to allow an administrator to send work on your behalf, the new Ts&Cs must be accepted within 90 days.

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Friday, Sep 23, 2016

LAOL new account screens and guidance

We have prepared guidance for changes that are being made to the Legal Aid Online system during the evening of the 26th September.

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Thursday, Aug 04, 2016

Online accounts and new paper process - Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance for the new online account products and how to use the new paper process.

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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Notifications from Principal Sums will now be sent electronically

As a result of the systems deployment on 23 June you will now receive notifications, requests for information and reminders from SLAB’s Principal Sums department electronically.

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