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Our work


SLAB exists to administer the legal aid system which enables people to gain access to justice in a way which delivers value for money. The work we do results in direct savings of over £40m a year. We deal with over 430,000 different types of applications for legal assistance each year. This includes applications for advice and assistance, civil and criminal legal aid, sanction requests and applications to review our decisions to refuse legal aid. We also make around 280,000 payments to solicitors and counsel.


Our work includes:

 

Administration of legal aid

Employing solicitors to provide advice and monitoring, planning and co-ordination of advice services 


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21, Aug, 2017

Advocate David Sheldon appointed to board

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10, Aug, 2017

SLAB joins Climate Week 2017

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20, Jul, 2017

Payments to the profession - 25 & 28 August

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22, Jun, 2017

First advice agencies accredited under new Scottish National Standards process

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30, Nov, 2016

SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published

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