If you work for a firm that is already registered to provide Children’s Legal Assistance then please complete the solicitor registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your current practising certificate. You will also need to have a link to the firm on our financial and accounts management system.
We will contact you once we have reviewed your application and let you know if it has been approved.
In the mean time you should familiarise yourself with Legal Aid Online information hub. There is useful information about logging into the system for the first time as well as detailed training materials on using the system.
You can also read about the Children’s Hearings duty plans if you are interested in applying for this once you have completed the registration process.
The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has produced a Vision and Values Statement, which is supported by all of those organisations involved in the children’s hearings system, including us and the Law Society of Scotland.
The statement aims to set clear expectations of all of those working in it, including the following key components:
You should have regard to this when working under children’s legal assistance in the children’s hearings system.
Read guidance about our finance system and useful information for managing your account.