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.
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Niels Lockhart, 66, said the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) damaged his reputation by releasing a damning report which laid bare "unnecessary and excessive" payments.
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.
Instead, their unpaid fees - claimed by Ross Harper from the Scottish Legal Aid Board - were fraudulently used to keep the ailing law firm afloat.
Organisations including the Castlemilk Law and Money Advice Centre, Govan Housing Association and Maryhill Housing Association benefited from the funding, which was introduced in 2014 and was administered by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
His lawyer Ann Ogg yesterday told judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal the Scottish Legal Aid Board had agreed funding.
Following a probe by the Scottish Legal Aid Board it was discovered that dozens of his claims had been fraudulent.

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