The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

The legislation makes provision in connection with the availability of criminal legal aid in Scotland; to repeal and re-enact with modifications certain enactments relating to legal aid and to advice and assistance in Scotland; and for connected purposes.

Commencement Order No. 1 (1986)

Order made by the Secretary of State for Scotland - S.I. 1986 No. 1617 (C.59) (S.124)

Commencement Order No. 2 (1987)

Order made by the Secretary of State for Scotland - S.I. 1987 No. 289 (C.6) (S.15)

Commencement Order No. 3 (1992)

Order made by the Secretary of State for Scotland - S.I. 1992 No. 1226 (C.39) (S.120)

Commencement Order No. 4 (2001)

Order made by the Secretary of State for Scotland - S.S.I. 2001 No. 393 (C. 16)

Scottish Legal Aid Board (Employment of Solicitors to Provide Criminal Legal Assistance) Regulations 1998

Regulations on the employment of solicitors by SLAB

The Legal Aid (Employment of Solicitors) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

Arrangements for employment of solicitors by SLAB

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (Availability of Solicitors) Regulations 2001

Regulations on the availability of solicitors providing legal assistance

Defamation or Verbal Injury Direction 2010

Direction by Scottish Ministers in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(1C) and (1D) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986(a)