Information for Scottish solicitors who carry out legal aid work, whether it's civil legal aid, criminal legal aid, or children's legal aid.

Civil legal aid

Information and updates for Scottish solicitors who carry out civil legal aid work.

Criminal legal aid

Information and updates for Scottish solicitors who carry out criminal legal aid work.

Children’s legal aid

Information for Scottish solicitors who carry out children’s legal aid work.

Latest legal aid news

Law Society comment on Scottish Legal Aid Board annual report

Law Society pleased with the 3% increase in both civil and criminal legal aid rates but stress the need for a new evidence-based review system to ensure the sustainable future of legal aid.

Plans for legal aid reform published

Implementing new, evidence-based review system must be a priority in plans to modernise legal aid system

Trainees and legal aid

We are working on a joint project with the Scottish Legal Aid Board to gain a better understanding of the number of trainees involved in criminal and mixed practice.

Legal aid mandates guidance

A reminder from our Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee that all firms should keep a fully completed and signed legal aid mandate on their legal aid client files.

Research

See our latest research reports including Social Return on Investment in Legal Aid, the Financial Benchmarking survey and our annual member survey results