Legal aid legislation and regulations

This section contains the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 and legislation relating to advice and assistance, civil, criminal and children's legal aid and legal aid for contempt of court, as amended.


Read the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 and associated commencement orders and legislation.

Advice and assistance

View the regulations relating to advice and assistance (A&A) and advice by way of representation (ABWOR).

Civil legal aid regulations

View the regulations and Act of Sederunt relating to civil legal aid.

Criminal legal aid

Read the regulations, Act of Adjournal and Determination by Secretary of State relating to criminal legal aid.

Children's legal assistance

View the legislation and regulations relating to children's legal aid.

Legal aid for contempt of court

This section contains the regulations relating to legal aid in contempt of court proceedings.