Reforms and projects
Best value reviews
Best Value Review of Civil Legal Assistance - stage reporting process
Read the detailed proposals here
Best Value Review of Immigration and Asylum
Read the report and research briefing.
Best Value Review of Civil Legal Assistance - Regulation 18 (special urgency) work
You can read the report here.
Best Value Review of Mental Health work
Read the report here and the research briefing on the CLAO Inverness training day on mental health and the law.
Best value review of the cost of civil legal aid cases
We are continuing our series of Best Value Reviews to identify the scope for reducing the costs associated with civil legal aid cases. These include: cases where both parties are in receipt of legal aid; and the use and cost of bar reports. We will carry out this work in consultation with the legal profession and make recommendations to the Scottish Government.