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LAOL downtime scheduled: Friday 28 April, 5:30pm

24 April 2023

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable from 5:30pm on Friday 28 April until 7am on Saturday 29 April to allow for deployment and upgrades.


Notifying us when lodging expenses for a client

21 April 2023

This update is to make you aware of our guidance on lodging expenses in favour of an assisted person.

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Regulations to increase solicitor’s legal assistance fees and introduce revised payment arrangements for summary and solemn criminal legal aid come into force on 29 April 2023

19 April 2023

This update gives details on the fee increases and changes in payment arrangements as a result of the new regulations


Drafting solemn accounts prior to 29 April fee reform changes

12 April 2023

This update explains the transitional arrangements included in the 29 April changes affecting solemn accounts - and advises on halting drafting online accounts

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Keycards for 2023-24 published including new Criminal summary

11 April 2023

The 2023-24 Keycards effective from Monday 10 April 2023 are online for quick reference information across all aid types.

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Guidance and category codes for new sexual harm/risk orders

23 March 2023

This update explains changes as a result of sections 10 to 40 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into effect on 31 March 2023

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Easter and spring bank holidays: Solicitor payment arrangements and office closures

23 March 2023

Details of payment dates and SLAB office closures for Easter on 7 and 10 April, May Day public holiday on 1 May and Coronation on 8 May.


New common queries section to help with Criminal ABWOR cases

8 March 2023

We have added a new section to our legal aid guidance with answers to the most common enquiries we receive on Criminal ABWOR cases.


Fee applicable for framing citations in Adults With Incapacity and Children’s legal aid cases

6 March 2023

We have amended our legal aid guidance on the framing of court forms for citations in Adults with Incapacity (AWI) and Children’s legal aid cases


Peer reviewers wanted for Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee

20 February 2023

Solicitors and non-solicitors with an interest in civil legal aid and regulation are invited to join the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (QAC)