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

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.

Legal aid must work for those who need it

After calling for an urgent overhaul of Scotland’s legal aid system, we have welcomed today’s report by Martyn Evans which says Scotland needs to ‘rethink legal aid’ and needs a ‘fundamentally new approach’.

New rights for suspects present funding challenge

New legislation provides right for all suspects held at police stations to request legal advice

Legal aid benefits Scotland’s health, wealth and happiness

Every person in Scotland benefits from legal aid according to a new study which is the first of its kind in Scotland.

Published research

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