Legal aid news and updates

Legal aid news and updates October 2013

Revised timetable for reforms

We have received a further revised workplan from the Scottish Government with updated estimates for the progression of the legal aid reforms set out in the white paper, A Sustainable Future for Legal Aid. This can be downloaded from the related files section of this page.

The Government has stated that it will aim to share with the Law Society a proposal paper on each of these reforms for further discussion in the first instance.  The Government emphasised that the work plan is provisional and that we should expect it to be revised regularly as work progresses.

We will keep members updated on changes to the timescales and consult with members on the draft proposals when they are received.