Scottish Legal Aid Board

Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB)

a non-departmental public body responsible to the Scottish Executive. Among other things, SLAB assesses applications for legal aid, both civil and criminal, and scrutinizes accounts for payment. It registers firms and solicitors under the Board's Code of Practice in relation to criminal legal assistance and monitors compliance. It registers firms for civil legal assistance but compliance with the substance of the civil scheme is with the Law Society of Scotland. The Board investigates abuse of legal aid.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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The second was an audit carried out by the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) to ensure that the team met the required standards.
Further legislation in 1986 established a Scottish Legal Aid Board to administer the scheme in place of the Law Society.
Of 32 completed FAIs since the start of 2018, just nine families got help from the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).
The Scottish Legal Aid board said that while the number of legal aid solicitors has gone down, there was no evidence this has had any impact on the availability of criminal legal assistance.
Since 1995 he has pursued a portfolio career including positions at Scottish Legal Aid Board, SEPA, the Institute of Directors Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, ScotlandIS, Scotland the Brand, QAA Scotland, Iomart and, currently, mLED and Scott & Fyfe.
He was also a board member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
A probe by the Scottish Legal Aid Board found dozens of Kirk's claims had been fraudulent.
Software products and services supplier 170 Systems has won a contract from the Scottish Legal Aid Board to supply a document management solution.
Mr Fyfe said the Scottish Legal Aid Board had refused the applications for aid on the grounds the action was both costly and unlikely to succeed.
The Scottish Legal Aid Board said: "Legal aid can be granted to pay a solicitor to represent any member of the public.
The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) report reveals Paisley firm McCusker, McElroy and Gallanagh, with offices at the town's St James Street and at High Street, Johnstone, collected a cool PS1,092,000 in fees, giving it the largest share of SLAB reimbursement to a legal outfit.
A spokesman for the Scottish Legal Aid Board said: "A legal aid application can only be granted if someone meets financial tests set by the Scottish Parliament and their lawyer shows there are strong legal arguments to back up their case.

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