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Covid-19 update from SLAB chief executive

18 March 2020

An update from Colin Lancaster on planning for revised arrangements during the current Covid-19 crisis.

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Covid-19: Changes to assist applicants and solicitors with the pandemic

16 March 2020

This update sets out a number of issues we have changed or clarified in light of the most common concerns solicitors have raised with us around Covid-19.

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Steps being taken to assist the profession

11 March 2020

Update on steps that could be taken to help the legal profession in the event major changes are required as a result of Covid-19.

Children's

Children’s Duty Scheme – automatic enrolment for 2020-21 plans

20 February 2020

Update explaining auto-enrolment of duty scheme solicitors onto the 2020-21 plans and how to join/leave the scheme.

Civil

New process for submitting a civil claim for interim payment of fees in paper format

27 January 2020

Find out how to submit a paper claim for interim payment of fees from Thursday 30 January.

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Interest payable on solicitor accounts

10 January 2020

Update on a decision in a case involving SLAB in which a solicitor is seeking payment of interest on amounts found due by the auditor

Criminal

Invitation to Scottish Government engagement events on jury research findings

6 January 2020

Find out how you can take part in a discussion on the implications of recent research and the potential for criminal justice reforms.

Civil

Stage reports no longer required in all situations

19 December 2019

Learn about the changes to civil stage reporting and when you need to make an unprompted report.

Criminal

Legal aid arrangements for the Sheriff Court summary criminal case management pilots in Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley

26 November 2019

Find out why SCTS are running the pilots and the specific legal aid arrangements for cases going through these areas.

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.