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Contributions in criminal legal aid


The Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament in January 2013. This enables contributions to be made in most types of criminal legal assistance.


Contributions are already paid in all types of Advice and Assistance and ABWOR, (including criminal cases), civil legal aid cases, and children’s legal aid. Regulations are to be introduced to implement contributions in most criminal cases too.


Read a Q&A on the introduction of contributions in criminal legal aid, which includes information on:

Criminal contributions updates:

Preparing for Criminal Contributions - Thursday, 10 October, 2013


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