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Ian Moir, convener of the Law Society of Scotland Legal Aid Committee, calls for practitioner's experiences of the impact of legal aid fees
Members providing legal aid services will interested in the progress of a case at Edinburgh Sheriff court where a firm is seeking payment of interest on fees from the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).
We have commented on a further drop in legal aid spend following publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board annual report.
Consultation presents opportunity to create a fairer and simpler legal aid system
The conveners of the Law Society’s legal aid committees are among members of the Scottish Government’s Legal Aid Payment Framework Review Panel, announced today.
Law Society pleased with the 3% increase in both civil and criminal legal aid rates but stress the need for a new evidence-based review system to ensure the sustainable future of legal aid.
Implementing new, evidence-based review system must be a priority in plans to modernise legal aid system
We are working on a joint project with the Scottish Legal Aid Board to gain a better understanding of the number of trainees involved in criminal and mixed practice.
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.
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 legislation provides right for all suspects held at police stations to request legal advice