Solicitor updates

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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

Criminal

New streamlined policy on criminal Interests of Justice test to go live

18 March 2021

A simplified approach to the assessment of the IoJ test for summary criminal legal assistance and ABWOR will go live on Monday 22 March 2021

Civil

Review leads to improved and accessible letters for civil applicants and opponents

18 March 2021

The phased introduction of letters with improved accessibility features will start being sent to applicants and opponents from 22 March.

Criminal

New regulations extend automatic eligibility and improved payment arrangements for police station work to terrorism matters

17 February 2021

See summary of the regulation changes to apply the CJSA arrangements to the 2019 Act and other terrorism matters.

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Scottish Government launches legal aid resilience fund

10 February 2021

Applications are now invited for Scottish Government's coronavirus (COVID-19) resilience fund for legal aid firms and law centres, worth up to £9 million.

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Regulations amended to add Windrush Compensation and Scottish Child Payments to assessment disregard list

5 February 2021

Regulations amended to add payments to the list which can be disregarded from the assessment of an applicant's disposable income or capital

Civil

Applicant access to digital Form 2 being piloted

14 January 2021

Information on our pilot stage as we create a secure, digital Form 2 for applicants to use for Civil Financial Assessment.

Legal Aid Online

Amendments to Civ Sol online registration screen

6 January 2021

Details of some changes to the available fields when entering applicant details in the Civ Sol online form

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Festive period contact details: Accounts Assessment and Finance

23 December 2020

Contact details for solicitors on how to contact accounts assessment and finance teams over the festive period.