Solicitor updates

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Criminal

Legal aid arrangements for the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019

7 November 2019

We are taking this opportunity to confirm how current legal aid provision covers these new arrangements.

Criminal

VACANCY: Criminal Defence Solicitor, PDSO Edinburgh

29 October 2019

Find out how you can join PDSO Edinburgh as a Criminal Defence Solicitor.

Civil

Survey of solicitors providing civil legal aid

18 October 2019

The survey will explore topics such as supply and demand, future developments and challenges to provision and communications and technology.

Children's

Your help needed tackling delays to start of children’s hearings

9 October 2019

Find out about some of the steps that have been taken to improve the running of Children's Hearings and how you can help.

Civil

VACANCIES: Civil Casework Solicitors, CLAO

1 October 2019

Find out about three vacancies in the Civil Legal Assistance Office for enthusiastic social welfare solicitors.

Legal Aid Online

Improvements to Legal Aid Online driven by first round of solicitor feedback

29 August 2019

Learn about and view screenshots of the improvements to Legal Aid Online.

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Payment dates over August Bank Holiday

21 August 2019

Information on how the Bank Holiday on 26 August will affect BACS payments to the profession.

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Changes to how we report our performance

14 August 2019

Find out how we have changed the way we report on our performance.

Children's

Change to Children’s ABWOR assessment procedure

4 July 2019

With effect from Monday 8 July we will no longer apply a hold to a request for ABWOR. 

Children's

New format Children’s duty plans for 2019-20 published

4 July 2019

Instead of weekly slots being allocated to individual firms we have now listed alphabetically the firms that have selected each geographical area.