(a) grant any application for advice and assistance; (b) sign any application for civil legal aid as a practising solicitor nominated by the applicant;
This guidance is issued by the Council of the Law Society of Scotland in terms of Rule C3 of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011, in order to set out the standards expected of solicitors and practice units in relation to the carrying out of civil legal assistance work. In providing civil legal assistance, solicitors are required to comply with these guidelines.
Advice and Information
The Law Society of Scotland is responsible for the quality assurance of civil legal assistance provided by solicitors through the legal aid scheme.
Practice units providing civil legal aid are reminded that they will need to nominate a manager (partner) as Compliance Manager