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Covid-19: Bank transfers rather than sending cheques

24 March 2020

See details for solicitors on electronically transfering principal sums or expenses settlements instead of sending cheques during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19: SLAB email contact addresses for solicitors

24 March 2020

See email addresses we've added to the solicitor section of the Contact us page so you can reach the relevant teams directly.

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Covid-19: Initial four-point plan to help address concerns of legal profession

20 March 2020

We have developed plans to help solicitors in the face of uncertainty and shifts in the operation of the justice system.

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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.