Solicitor updates

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Covid-19: Refreshed CRWIA for the emergency children’s provisions for the hearings system

11 December 2020

A refreshed Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the children’s provisions in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has been published.


St Andrew’s Day and festive period payment arrangements

13 November 2020

View information about the payment dates over the St Andrew's Day and festive public holidays 2020.

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Photocopying service on hold

11 November 2020

In line with government advice, we are currently unable to provide our photocopying service to the profession while our offices are closed for normal business

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Update on client payments due to the Legal Aid Fund

10 November 2020

An update to steps put in place to help clients with payments, including contributions, expenses awards and terminations of legal aid.

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Research on use of interim fees uptake during Covid-19

4 November 2020

Details of research with solicitors who have not submitted any interim fees to find out if there are any barriers to using Covid-19 interim fee arrangements


Civil legal aid research published

2 November 2020

See published research on rural issues literature review and our 2019 survey of civil solicitors.

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Legal aid framework project publishes first policies and decision-makers’ guidance

29 October 2020

An update about a project to develop a new framework for our policies and guidance on legal aid applications and accounts.

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Covid-19: Applicants’ signatures on online declaration forms

7 October 2020

Advice on applications being submitted without clients signing legal aid declarations during Covid-19 restrictions


Covid-19: Civil Legal Aid payments

7 October 2020

Update on who to contact if clients have change in their financial circumstances or difficulty in making their payments

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Covid-19: Interim fee provisions – submitting claims every three months

7 October 2020

Update on availability of interim payments for all account types every three months providing claim is second or subsequent claim