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The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, to increase fees by 3%

9 April 2019

The increase was announced by the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, as part of the Scottish Government’s wider response to Martyn Evans’s independent r

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New interim accounts process for payment of fees and outlays

3 April 2019

Following your feedback we have made changes so you can now submit more types of interim accounts online.

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Keycards for 2019/20 published

28 March 2019

These can be used for quick reference when you require information on the various eligibility limits, contributions and clawback levels.

Criminal

Annual update on the Criminal Quality Assurance Scheme for Criminal Legal Assistance

15 March 2019

This is longer than previous reports as it covers the end of the first six year cycle of reviews which ran to the end of March 2019. 

Legal Aid Online

Online notifications for court granted and automatic legal aid cases

11 March 2019

Not all notifications are being sent to solicitors when we receive applications for court granted and automatic legal aid.

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Solicitor satisfaction surveys restarting

11 March 2019

Micro-surveys measuring solicitor satisfaction with our applications and accounts service are to get underway again this month.

Children's

Apply for the Children’s Hearings Duty Scheme 2019-2020

19 February 2019

You need to submit a duty application form by Friday 17 May.

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New SLAB performance measures provide a whole service assessment and drive improvements

24 January 2019

Our Corporate Plan set out our intentions to change our key performance indicators from April 2017.

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We’re looking for your input on Legal Aid Online

28 November 2018

We are carrying out research to help shape the future look and feel of Legal Aid Online.

Criminal

Report published on outcome of Criminal Quality Assurance Scheme and Peer Review criteria consultation

22 November 2018

Six responses to the consultation were received, four from individual solicitors, one from the Law Society of Scotland (LSS), and one from the Glasgow Bar Asso