Solicitor updates

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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.

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Legal aid solicitor data on impact of Covid-19 – March to December 2020

18 December 2020

Information on solicitor applications and accounts for the period from beginning of March to early December 2020

Children's

Covid-19: Refreshed CRWIA for the emergency children’s provisions for the hearings system

11 December 2020

A refreshed Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the children’s provisions in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has been published.

General

St Andrew’s Day and festive period payment arrangements

13 November 2020

View information about the payment dates over the St Andrew's Day and festive public holidays 2020.