Legal aid news and updates

Legal aid news and updates August 2015

Legal Aid Provision - Courts Reform

We are currently consulting with members on legal aid regulations which have been laid in the Scottish Parliament.  The regulations make changes to legal aid payment structures because of structural changes through the Courts Reform Act 2014, which are soon to be implemented. 

We have serious concerns on the impact of the regulations on the courts and on convicted persons  and we will be submitting a formal response to the Justice Committee towards the end of August. We would welcome any additional views from members or stakeholders before 12 August 2015. 

Please email any comments to