You must follow the court procedure set out in Rule 6 of the Act of Sederunt (Civil Legal Aid Rules) 1987.
The main procedural rules are:
We will provide a response to you, normally within 7 days of receipt of the notice detailing our initial position and identifying what further information or vouching we need.
For all applications the notice will require your client to:
Where issues are raised, the 28 day period allows time for further investigation and correspondence between you and us to help resolve these.
After the 28 day period, the motion, a copy of the notice form and any vouching documents should be lodged with the relevant court. This motion must be intimated to us. We are entitled to make representations at the motions hearing, although we will usually advise you whether we intend to make representations before this.
The pre-motion notice and the motion can be sent to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE.
Please note: This guidance forms part of the section Expenses of unassisted party out of the Legal Aid Fund in our legal aid guidance section.