Solicitor updates

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Civil

Applicant access to digital Form 2 being piloted

14 January 2021

Information on our pilot stage as we create a secure, digital Form 2 for applicants to use for Civil Financial Assessment.

Legal Aid Online

Amendments to Civ Sol online registration screen

6 January 2021

Details of some changes to the available fields when entering applicant details in the Civ Sol online form

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Festive period contact details: Accounts Assessment and Finance

23 December 2020

Contact details for solicitors on how to contact accounts assessment and finance teams over the festive period.

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Legal aid solicitor data on impact of Covid-19 – March to December 2020

18 December 2020

Information on solicitor applications and accounts for the period from beginning of March to early December 2020

Children's

Covid-19: Refreshed CRWIA for the emergency children’s provisions for the hearings system

11 December 2020

A refreshed Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the children’s provisions in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has been published.

General

St Andrew’s Day and festive period payment arrangements

13 November 2020

View information about the payment dates over the St Andrew's Day and festive public holidays 2020.

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SLAB photocopying service on hold

11 November 2020

In line with government advice, we are currently unable to provide our photocopying service to the profession while our offices are closed for normal business

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Update on client payments due to the Legal Aid Fund

10 November 2020

An update to steps put in place to help clients with payments, including contributions, expenses awards and terminations of legal aid.

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Research on use of interim fees uptake during Covid-19

4 November 2020

Details of research with solicitors who have not submitted any interim fees to find out if there are any barriers to using Covid-19 interim fee arrangements

Civil

Civil legal aid research published

2 November 2020

See published research on rural issues literature review and our 2019 survey of civil solicitors.