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Introduction of new Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions moved to new year
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
Following feedback from the Law Society of Scotland’s Legal Aid Team, we will move the sign-up date for the new Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions (“Ts&Cs”) to the new year.
We will issue further information shortly about the Ts&Cs to explain the context of some of the clauses before you sign-up. We will also consider the feedback given to us by the Legal Aid Team and individual solicitors.
Please read the additional information we send and the Ts&Cs so that you are ready to sign-up in the new year.
Some solicitors are concerned that the Ts&Cs give SLAB wide-ranging new powers. That is not the case and it is important to recognise that the Ts&Cs exist within a wider context.
They do not alter the legislative framework in which SLAB, as a responsible public body, carries out its duties. SLAB’s powers and the steps we must take when using those powers are set out in legislation. We also have published policies and guidance on how we apply the legislation.
The Ts&Cs do not alter that and are part of the framework SLAB operates to administer the legal aid system. They set out the rules for using Legal Aid Online and they are for solicitors’ protection as well as SLAB’s.
Many of the clauses are similar to the current Legal Aid Online Ts&Cs and others have been created to deal with issues that have arisen since Legal Aid Online was launched.
For example, when a solicitor leaves a firm, this was one of the areas we recognised needed a greater level of control by firms to secure their firm information.
We will publish further information shortly and provide notice of the new sign-up date in the new year.
For more information, please contact Graeme Hill, Director of Corporate Services and Accounts, at email@example.com
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