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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.
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
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.
Stage reports no longer required in all situations
19 December 2019
Learn about the changes to civil stage reporting and when you need to make an unprompted report.
Legal aid arrangements for the Sheriff Court summary criminal case management pilots in Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley
26 November 2019
Find out why SCTS are running the pilots and the specific legal aid arrangements for cases going through these areas.
Legal aid arrangements for the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019
7 November 2019
We are taking this opportunity to confirm how current legal aid provision covers these new arrangements.
VACANCY: Criminal Defence Solicitor, PDSO Edinburgh
29 October 2019
Find out how you can join PDSO Edinburgh as a Criminal Defence Solicitor.
Survey of solicitors providing civil legal aid
18 October 2019
The survey will explore topics such as supply and demand, future developments and challenges to provision and communications and technology.
Your help needed tackling delays to start of children’s hearings
9 October 2019
Find out about some of the steps that have been taken to improve the running of Children's Hearings and how you can help.