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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has signed a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), committing it to improving its assessment and review of the impact of its policies on people with protected characteristics. The agreement, using powers under Section 23 of the Equa

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General awareness of the interim fee arrangements regime for legal aid is "very high" and lawyers are positive about it, according to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB). SLAB's findings come from a small piece of research on the use of the Covid-19 related interim fee arrangements.

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The Law Society of Scotland has responded to an open letter published in yesterday's edition of Scottish Legal News that decried the paltry fees paid by the Scottish Legal Aid Board to a law firm for its work on a Supreme Court case. Patricia Thom, co-convener of the Law Society of Scotland&rsq

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Scottish Legal News is saddened – and angered – to have to reprint the open letter sent by Glenrothes solicitor Yvonne McKenna to the Scottish Legal Aid Board highlighting the unsustainably low SLAB fees her firm received for work on a landmark case concerning the rights of relevant pers

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has published new guidance on interim payments for practitioners. From 1 April interim payments can be submitted for A&A (incl. ABWOR), fixed payments and for summary (non-fixed payments incl. summary appeals) accounts during the current crisis.

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board has developed a four-point plan to address arrangements during the coronavirus outbreak. SLAB chief executive Colin Lancaster said: "People may be turning now more than ever to solicitors, advocates and advisors to help support their rights in difficult times.

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has been asked to look urgently at additional steps to improve cashflow and support businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to practitioners, John Mulholland, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said the Law Society had asked SLAB to consider:

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has published guidance to address concerns surrounding COVID-19. This update sets out a number of issues SLAB has changed or clarified in light of the most common concerns solicitors have raised around the COVID-19 virus.

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