Payment applications received by Redress Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

During the period December 2021 – January 2024:

  • 1. How many Redress payment applications have been received by Redress Scotland and, of these, how many applications were made without an appointed legal representative? (i.e how many applications were made by individuals without the aid of a lawyer?)
  • 2. How many Redress payment applications made by a legal representative resulted in a level 5 payment (£100,000)? (i.e how many Redress applications made by a lawyer, on behalf of an applicant, resulted in the individual receiving £100,000?)


The answers to your questions are:

1. Applications for the Redress Scheme are received by the Scottish Government and passed to Redress Scotland for determination. Applications are received by the Scottish Government with varying levels of completeness.

As of 31st January 2024, there have been 3315 applications received by the Scottish Government.  The table below details the information you have requested on legal representation.

Application category

Number (as at 31/01/24)

Applications received with a legal rep


Applications received with no legal rep


Applications received where this data is not available.


Total applications


We do not have this data for some applications (650) as this field has not yet been completed on our digital system.

2. As of 31st January 2024, 136 level five payments have been awarded to applicants who had a legally appointed representative. The table below summarises the data we hold.

Level five award applications

Number (as at 31/01/24)

Level five awards with legal rep


Level five awards with no legal rep


Total level five awards


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