Legal Aid (Civil)

Grigor & Young do not deal with criminal cases but we do handle a whole range of civil court matters. The articles listed below cover aspects of the availability of legal aid in civil cases in Scotland.

Best Practice When Investigating Personal Injury Claims

In this article, we will look at the principles which apply when you are deciding how best to investigate and progress a possible claim for personal injury compensation following an accident.

In particular, we will try to show how rules which apply to legally-aided cases can illustrate the most economic and efficient way to deal with personal injury claims. [Read more…]

Legal Aid at Grigor & Young

“Do you do legal aid at Grigor & Young?”

We received this question recently via email and realised that, up to now, there has not been any single place on this website where we discuss the situations in which we will take cases on under legal aid. [Read more…]

Why Removing Personal Injury Claims From Scottish Legal Aid Is A Bad Idea

In a letter to The Herald newspaper, dated 02 February 2015, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ Scotland Co-ordinator, Ronnie Conway, has questioned the Law Society of Scotland’s proposal that Personal Injury claims should be removed from the ambit of civil legal aid.

The Association (“APIL”) is a not-for-profit organisation which campaigns to uphold and improve the rights of accident victims in relation to access to justice and fair compensation.

The Law Society’s Discussion Paper is available to view online (the download at the link begins immediately as a pdf document).

Personal injury is one of several areas of law which could cease to have legal aid support if the proposals are implemented. [Read more…]