Solicitor updates

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Upcoming research with recipients of criminal legal assistance

28 September 2021

Independent research commissioned with a sample of people who received criminal legal assistance in the past 16 months.

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Consultation launched about legal aid accounts assessment

24 September 2021

We are seeking the views of the profession and others in a consultation launched today about how we assess accounts submitted by solicitors and advocates.


Determination provides cover for representation before the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)

15 September 2021

We have updated our legal aid guidance with information on the determination issued in terms of section 4(2)(c) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986


Website unavailable briefly this weekend for server update

6 September 2021

Our website will be unavailable for a short time on Saturday 11 September 2021 to allow scheduled maintenance by our hosting provider.


UPDATED: Participants at Children’s Hearings – applying for a determination for representation under S25 of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020

17 August 2021

How to request a determination from Scottish Government under section 4(2)(c) of the 1986 Act regarding Section 25 of the 2020 Act regarding Children's hearings


Scottish Government launches Legal Aid Support for Business and Recovery Fund

5 August 2021

The LASBRF opened for applications from solicitors on 4 August with a deadline for applications of midnight on 18 August.

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LAOL planned maintenance – Saturday 7 August

3 August 2021

Access to LAOL Legal Aid Online will be unavailable for essential maintenance on Saturday 7 August, 8am to 10am.


Urgent update requests only due to high Civil application volumes

29 July 2021

To allow us to prioritise application processing please only request an update if the matter is urgent and cannot be resolved through special urgency cover

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Contacting us – please use email unless urgent

29 July 2021

The phased roll out of our new telephone system is affecting calls to some areas. Please use email to contact us unless the matter is urgent

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New regulations for child disability assistance come into force

26 July 2021

A&A, Civil and Children’s Regulations amended by adding Child Disability Payments (CDP) and Short Term Assistance Payments while the CDP award is under appeal