Manages the legal aid system, which provides access to legal help and advice for people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Includes powers of arrest, rights in custody, legal advice at the police station, young people and vulnerable adults.
What happens if the police charge you with a crime. Includes being released on an undertaking or kept in police custody until your first court hearing.
How to complain to the Scottish Legal Aid Board if you’re unhappy with their service.
Information and support if you're divorcing or separating from your husband, wife or partner.
If you cannot afford to pay your mortgage, find information to help you stay in your home.
Who can help you if you need advice about a legal problem, such as debt, housing, benefits, employment, divorce or claims for money.
What happens if a child or young person gets in trouble with the police – includes the age of criminal responsibility and Children's Hearings.
If you have a dispute with someone or an organisation, there may be ways to deal with it without going to court.
You may need help with setting up a power of attorney or making a will.
Help with the costs of legal advice and representation in court if you can’t afford it.
How to report legal aid fraud to the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
You may be able to postpone or stop your home from being repossessed.
Issues like debt, housing disputes, bankruptcy, divorce, and parental rights are dealt with in the civil justice system.
Solicitors can give you legal advice and representation at court.