Applications should be made to the Scottish Legal Aid Board who will assess your application on behalf of Scottish Government. The Scottish Government is the granter and final decision maker on all applications.
Once your application form has been processed by the Scottish Legal Aid Board, the Scottish Government will issue you a decision letter. If you are successful, this will take the form of an offer of grant. This offer should be signed to confirm acceptance of the offer and associated terms and conditions, and returned to the Scottish Government. Payment will be made to your nominated bank account by Scottish Government as soon as possible on receipt of your signed acceptance.
The grant offer letter sets out conditions set by Scottish Ministers, and as part of these conditions you will be required to send the Scottish Legal Aid Board the following evidence within three months of receiving your grant:
- You are required to provide a certification from your accountant, confirming your total income and that at least 20% of your turnover derives from legal aid, and detailing all other UK and Scottish Government sources of Coronavirus related income.