Covid-19 Equalities Statement

22nd May 2020

We would like your feedback if you have been affected by or can otherwise identify any equalities impacts of the changes we have made due to Covid-19.

Covid-19: Guidance on providing applicant financial information

13th May 2020

Guidance to help solicitors & clients when providing applicant financial information during Covid-19 for criminal, civil and children's legal aid

Further LAOL system improvements and enhancements

28th April 2020

See various LAOL improvements including to paper accounts, device displays, ABWOR expenditure limits & diet definition, and system security.

Improvements to Legal Aid Online driven by first round of solicitor feedback

29th August 2019

Learn about and view screenshots of the improvements to Legal Aid Online.

Block move/transfer cases option added to Legal Aid Online

18th April 2019

This update contains information about a new ‘Block solicitor transfer/firm moves’ option that will go live on Wednesday 24 April.

Option to refer account to Edinburgh/local agent added to Legal Aid Online

16th April 2019

An Edinburgh/local agent function will be available in Court of Session cases if you provided the Edinburgh agent details in the CIV/SOL application and these h

New restricted access option on LAOL for law accountants

11th April 2019

We have now developed a third party access solution allowing you to restrict access for law accountants to specified cases only.

New interim accounts process for payment of fees and outlays

3rd April 2019

Following your feedback we have made changes so you can now submit more types of interim accounts online.

Online notifications for court granted and automatic legal aid cases

11th March 2019

Not all notifications are being sent to solicitors when we receive applications for court granted and automatic legal aid.

We’re looking for your input on Legal Aid Online

28th November 2018

We are carrying out research to help shape the future look and feel of Legal Aid Online.

Changes to Children’s A&A/ABWOR applications, revised data protection notices and declarations and release of children’s online accounts

18th May 2018

This update contains information about the following system changes that will go live on the evening of 23 May.

Changes to CivSol applications, revised data protection notices and declarations and Civil block fees

17th May 2018

This update contains information about the following system changes that will go live on the evening of 23 May.

Choosing police station duty location and revised data protection notices and declarations

17th May 2018

This update contains information about system changes that will go live on the evening of Wednesday 23 May 2018.

New LAOL screens and guidance for Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

19th January 2018

We have prepared guidance for changes that are being made to the Legal Aid Online system during the evening of the Wednesday 24 January.