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 Programme for Government 2021-22

Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for 2021-22, the Law Society's President has criticised the lack of progress on legal aid reform, saying the Scottish Government of dragging its feet on the issue.

Legal aid trainee fund launches

The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.

5% legal aid fee increase is a first step, not a fix

Today (22 March) marks the introduction of a 5% increase in legal aid fees, but Law Society President Amanda Millar warns that this is just the first step on a journey.

Court business reduction extended throughout March

The safety of court users remains of primary concern as the Lord President announces that the current reduction in court business will remain in place throughout March 2021.

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