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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 


Quick links

23, Jun, 2017

Legal Aid Applicant Sentenced for Fraud

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22, Jun, 2017

First advice agencies accredited under new Scottish National Standards process

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18, May, 2017

Upcoming research with people who have used the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office (PDSO)

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11, May, 2017

Annual update on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Criminal Legal Assistance

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22, Feb, 2017

Serious concerns raised over methodology, analysis and underlying data in Law Society’s financial health report

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