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Criminal legal assistance helps people who have been charged with a criminal offence to get legal advice and representation. 


In most cases, you will have to apply for criminal legal assistance through your solicitor. In some cases, though, it may automatically be available immediately without having to apply. This may be through the duty solicitor.

What follows on these pages is only a guide and does not cover every circumstance:


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Legal Aid News

23, May, 2018

Glasgow City Council v SLAB judicial review case

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09, Mar, 2018

Four new Board members appointed and two reappointed

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28, Feb, 2018

SLAB welcomes publication of legal aid review report

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03, Nov, 2017

Annual Report 2016-17 published

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