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Making Justice Work - Enabling Access to Justice

On behalf of the Scottish Government, we are project managing the Enabling Access to Justice project which aims to develop sustainable access to justice mechanisms for the early diagnosis, avoidance, prevention of escalation and resolution of civil problems or disputes. The Scottish Government intends that, by focussing on avoidance and prevention of escalation, through the development of legal capability and self-help; different methods of accessing information and advice; and mediation, there should be more resolution of problems at an earlier stage; and provide better co-ordination between the different levels of information, advice and representation.


Best value reviews

Best Value Review of Civil Legal Assistance - stage reporting process

July 2011

Read the detailed proposals here

Best Value Review of Immigration and Asylum

June 2011

Read the report and research briefing

Best Value Review of Civil Legal Assistance - Regulation 18 (special urgency) work

March 2011

You can read the report here.

Best Value Review of Mental Health work

February 2011

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.


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20, Mar, 2017

LAOL downtime - Saturday 25 March

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13, Mar, 2017

Research to review and improve legal assistance handbooks

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07, Mar, 2017

Legal aid applicant sentenced for fraud

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06, Feb, 2017

Consultation launched on a revised Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance

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01, Feb, 2017

SLAB welcomes independent strategic review of legal aid

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01, Feb, 2017

Change to CLAO email addresses

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25, Jan, 2017

Invitation for criminal legal aid solicitors to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services

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30, Nov, 2016

SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published

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17, Nov, 2016

Civil legal aid solicitors invited to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services

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15, Nov, 2016

Performance Auditor for SNSIAP appointed

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19, Sep, 2016

LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September

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