Solicitor updates

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Criminal

Solicitors contacting Criminal Applications team

9 September 2020

See new phone numbers we've added to make it easier for solicitors with specific queries to contact our Criminal Applications team

Civil

Covid-19: Provision now available to submit interim claims under advice and assistance where there is a prospect of property being recovered or preserved

4 August 2020

Guidance on submitting interim payment claims in A&A in cases during Covid-19 where there is a prospect of property being recovered or preserved

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Covid-19: Payment to be made in full for civil schedule 5 (detailed fees), solemn criminal and children’s interim fee claims

4 August 2020

Streamlined procedures for payment in full that will operate until the expiry of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Criminal

Covid-19: Counsel – interim fee claims for preparation in criminal cases

10 July 2020

Update explaining option for counsel to claim fees during Covid-19 for preparation work in criminal cases prior to case conclusion

Civil

Covid-19: New streamlined procedures for submitting interim accounts for Solemn Criminal & Children’s proceedings

30 June 2020

System changes have been made and, with effect from 1 July 2020, you will no longer require to upload any account in support of your interim fee claim.

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Covid-19: Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

30 June 2020

This update sets out amendments to existing legal aid regulations that will come into force for the duration of the emergency Covid-19 period.

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Covid-19: Guidance note – where accounts include charges for preparation of Written Representations which replace the need for any oral hearing

30 June 2020

This note sets out our approach to assessing an account or fee to be prepared as a direct alternative to an oral hearing during the Covid-19 emergency.

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Covid-19: Form of application to restart action in Sheriff Court

30 June 2020

This update explains how civil accounts under a Form of application to restart action to the Sheriff Court should be charged

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Covid-19: How payment to self-employed people during emergency affects eligibility for legal aid

29 June 2020

This update describes how self-employed business people affected by Covid-19 will be treated for the purposes of assessing eligibility for legal aid.

Criminal

Update on making three-way calls on the Agent to Prison VC link

23 June 2020

SPS can now accommodate three-way video link consultations with a maximum of three participants on each virtual visit.