Scotland's Redress Scheme: prior approval request form

Guidance and the prior approval request form for solicitors.

This form is for solicitors to request prior approval to incur additional costs beyond the prescribed sums for legal work related to applications for Scotland’s Redress Scheme. This includes work done on behalf of next of kin applicants and nominated beneficiaries.

In seeking prior approval for an additional sum over and above the standard fixed fees, solicitors should demonstrate they have forecasted that the work required will go beyond the prescribed fees available.

There is more information about prior approval of legal fees is set out in paragraphs 30-37 of the payment of legal fees statutory guidance.

This form is available both as an interactive PDF document and a print copy. If you’re using the interactive PDF, you can type directly in to the document and save it on your device.


If your client is a survivor:


0808 175 0808 (freephone)
+ 44 131 297 6500 (international)

If your client is a next of kin:


0808 281 7777 (freephone)
+ 44 131 244 2542 (international)

Lines are open Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 4pm (except Scottish public holidays). There is an answering machine at other times, and if you leave a message we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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