Scottish Legal Aid Board agrees to improve approach to equality

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.

Published 23 July 2021

SLAB: Lawyers ‘positive’ about interim fee arrangements

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).

Published 9 June 2021

Law Society responds to open letter decrying SLAB fees for Supreme Court case

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.

Published 20 August 2020

Scottish Solicitors’ Supreme Court triumph blighted by SLAB payment

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 persons to attend children's panel proceedings.

Published 19 August 2020

COVID-19: New interim payments guidance on submitting accounts

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has published new guidance on interim payments for practitioners.

Published 30 March 2020

Scottish Legal Aid Board develops four-point plan

The Scottish Legal Aid Board has developed a four-point plan to address arrangements during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 23 March 2020

COVID-19: SLAB asked to urgently consider steps to improve cashflow

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.

Published 20 March 2020

COVID-19: SLAB issues guidance for solicitors

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has published guidance to address concerns surrounding COVID-19.

Published 17 March 2020

Scottish Legal Aid Board to continue publishing legal aid earnings amid GDPR worries

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) will continue to publish details of solicitors and advocates’ legal aid earnings despite the equivalent body in Northern Ireland discontinuing the practice amid GDPR concerns.

Published 5 March 2020