Solicitor updates

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Criminal ABWOR fixed fee cases where a Criminal Justice Social Work report is being considered

4 May 2021

We have updated our guidance on requesting an increase in the limit for Criminal ABWOR fixed fee cases at the time of submitting the ABWOR application.

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Solicitor satisfaction surveys restarting

30 April 2021

We are restarting our micro-surveys measuring solicitor satisfaction with our applications and accounts service.

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LAOL: Essential maintenance completed

17 April 2021

Our online system is back online due to required maintenance being completed ahead of schedule.

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LAOL: Essential maintenance scheduled this weekend (17-18 April)

14 April 2021

Access to LAOL Legal Aid Online will be down for essential maintenance and unavailable on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April.

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Keycards for 2021-22 published

12 April 2021

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

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Covid-19: UPDATED – Bank transfers rather than sending cheques

6 April 2021

See Covid-19 details for solicitors on electronically transfering principal sums, expenses settlements or returning overpayments instead of sending cheques.

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Easter and May Day opening hours and solicitor payment arrangements

26 March 2021

View information about the payment dates over the Easter and May Day public holidays 2021 and opening hours.


New streamlined policy on criminal Interests of Justice test is live

23 March 2021

Updated guidance now available for new simplified approach to the assessment of the IoJ test for summary criminal legal assistance and ABWOR

Legal Aid Online

Updated: Legal Aid Online is back online

22 March 2021

We have reverted to previous online system until issues resolved by third party supplier

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The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, to increase fees by 5%

18 March 2021

Regulations to increase solicitor and advocate fees for legal aid and advice and assistance by 5% come into force on 22 March 2021