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Register for Criminal Legal Assistance

Solicitors and firms who wish to provide Criminal Legal Assistance must follow our Code of Practice. Please read this before completing the registration process.

Register a firm

Any firm that wants to be listed on the Criminal Legal Assistance Register must be registered with the Law Society of Scotland as a practice unit.

If this is the case please complete the CLAR/F form and email it to

If you wish to change the compliance partner of your firm in the future, please have the partner who is assuming this role complete the CLAR/CP form and email it to


Solicitor registration

If you work for a firm that is already registered to provide Criminal Legal Assistance then please complete the CLAR/S form and email it to along with a copy of your current practising certificate.

What will happen once we receive your application

We will contact you once we have reviewed your application and let you know if it has been approved.

What you can do next

In the mean time you should familiarise yourself with Legal Aid Online information hub. There is useful information about logging into the system for the first time as well as detailed training materials on using the system.

If you require any support or further information on this registration process please email

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