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Criminal legal assistance helps people who have been charged with a criminal offence to get legal advice and representation. 


In most cases, you will have to apply for criminal legal assistance through your solicitor. In some cases, though, it may automatically be available immediately without having to apply. This may be through the duty solicitor.

What follows on these pages is only a guide and does not cover every circumstance:


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Legal Aid News

18, Oct, 2018

Make payment to us online through SLABPAY

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11, Oct, 2018

VACANCY: CLAO Head of Office, Edinburgh

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19, Sep, 2018

Research estimates around 70 trainees in firms providing criminal training

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18, Sep, 2018

Report on victims of trafficking event

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31, Jul, 2018

Criminal Justice Disability Project Report published

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