In an exclusive collaboration between the Scottish Legal Aid board and the Scottish Criminal Law Channel (SCLC), we have worked to create the ‘Ask SLAB’ series. Last month, our channel members asked us to ask SLAB about abatements, and we have created two exclusives episodes answering your questions.

Ask the Scottish Legal Aid Board July 2021: The Abatements Process Explained

Ask The Scottish Legal Aid Board July 2021: Common abatements in criminal legal aid accounts

We are grateful to The Scottish Legal Aid Board for participating in this initiative.

The Scottish Criminal Law Channel aims to make the working life of criminal practitioners in Scotland easier.

The “Ask SLAB” series lets you ask SLAB questions and get answers that help you navigate the legal aid system. Short bite-sized content providing information you need.

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To view the content in CPD qualifying format please subscribe to the  Scottish Criminal Law Channel. Firm wide access at discounted rates can be arranged by contacting us on

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