Information for Scottish solicitors who carry out legal aid work, whether it's civil legal aid, criminal legal aid, or children's legal aid.
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.
The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.
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.
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.