We undertake Criminal and Civil Legal Aid work.
The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) insists that the financial circumstances of all clients is confirmed and verified, by the solicitor, at the time an application for legal aid is made. This means that you will require to provide proof of your income and capital at the time you complete the legal aid form with your solicitor or immediately thereafter. If the information is not provided, SLAB will refuse to grant the application for legal aid. We would be grateful if you would bring the following information with you when attending for the initial meeting with your solicitor so that legal aid can be granted immediately and we can start working on your case.
If you receive state benefits you must provide the following:
- National Insurance Number
- Letter from DWP confirming the benefit received or;
- Bank statement or mini statement from cash machine showing the benefit received
If you are employed you must provide the following:
- Details of your Employer
- Most recent wage slip or Bank Statement showing income
For more information on financial eligibility for legal aid or legal aid in general please contact us or follow this link to some helpful videos and information on the Scottish Legal Aid Board website.
The link is http://www.slab.org.uk/public
If you are not eligible for Legal Aid you will require to pay your legal fees privately. We have competitive rates and arrangements. Please contact us to request a quote.