The Family Law Association's
Can I get Legal Aid?
The Scottish Legal Aid Board is responsible for managing legal aid in Scotland. Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to get help for their legal problems. In family law, there are two types of legal aid: advice & assistance and civil legal aid.
Advice & Assistance
Advice & assistance covers the cost of meetings with your solicitor and letters or telephone calls in connection with your case before a court action is raised or defended.
Civil Legal Aid
Civil legal aid, on the other hand, deals with raising or defending a court action.
Do I qualify...
Find out if you qualify by clicking on the links below which will take you to the Scottish Legal Aid Board's website.
What is a Collaborative Lawyer?
Collaborative Family Law is a recent development in family law in Scotland. It is designed to help separating couples find a better and dignified way of sorting out the issues that arise on their separation. The emphasis is on team work with the couple and their collaborative lawyers all meeting together to find solutions which suit the couple and their own family.
What is a C.A.L.M Mediator?
A number of our members are also trained as Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators. Lawyer Mediators are solicitors who have combined many years of Family Law experience with intensive training in Mediation skills.