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

Criminal law and legal aid round-up July 2020

A round-up of activity undertaken by the Criminal Law and Legal Aid Committees in response to the coronavirus outbreak so far, as well as a look ahead to what challenges they are focussing on next.

Your views wanted - Scottish legal aid fee review

The Legal Aid Committee are looking for your views to feed into their response to the Scottish Goverment's legal aid fee review.

The value of legal aid

Legal aid plays an important role in Scottish society. John Mulholland, President of the Society pays tribute to our member solicitors who work on this basis to provide the very best quality advice and representation to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our communities.

Scottish Government legal aid fee review: your views

Ian Moir, convener of the Law Society of Scotland Legal Aid Committee, calls for practitioners' experiences of the impact of legal aid fees

Research

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