Scottish Government’s Legal Aid Reform in Scotland consultation aims to establish ways to improve the structure and delivery of legal aid in Scotland.
They are looking for input from members of the public and across all sectors, in order to ensure legal aid reform:
- has the user voice at its centre
- has flexibility to address and adapt to user need
- should be regarded as a public service
The consultation explores moving away from the current system, which focuses on those who provide legal services funded by the Legal Aid Fund. Responses will be used to determine what legislative change is required, how legal aid policy is formulated, how services can be delivered, and how legal aid is perceived.
The deadline for responses is Thursday 19th September.
To submit your response, or for further information, please visit the Scottish Government Consultation Hub.
Alternatively, for further information, visit the Scottish Government website.
Any email correspondence should be directed to the team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org