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....... is directing Policy?
In a letter to the Glasgow Bar Association (GBA) from the Scottish Legal Aid Board (Slab) dated 2nd of May, Mr. Colin Lancaster, Director of Policy and Development at Slab advised that the Scottish Government had asked the Board to develop proposals for contracting with criminal legal aid suppliers. However, Scottish Government don’t seem to agree? Mr. MacAskill in an interview on the 20th of May with the Journal on line, discussing legal aid contracting, did not hold the same view, in fact he did not have a view at all… “It’s not been asked by me: they themselves suggested that they look at this. I have no view on this. I will take the best advice of the Board..”
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The Glasgow Bar Association and the Edinburgh Bar Association call on Slab to provide details of their proposal for Contracting
Read the full text of the letter here
Timetable for Primary/Regulatory Changes
Review of First Instance Criminal Fees for Counsel (including reduction in travel fees)
PROPOSED TIME FRAME
A number of meetings have already taken place between SLAB and the Faculty of Advocates to discuss the Review.
Scottish Government will issue a discussion paper to the Faculty based on these earlier conversations at the start of December.
The Faculty, SLAB and SG should meet to discuss in December.
SG intends to lay Regulations by February 2012.