Criminal Legal Aid

Cook, Stevenson & Company are registered with the Scottish Legal Aid Board to provide assistance in criminal cases.

At your first meeting with us you will be assessed for the various types of Legal Aid which are available. As with Civil Legal Aid we do require documentary evidence of your financial circumstances – such as receipt of benefits, earned income and capital in order to assess you.

Once you are able to provide us with your financial information an application for Legal Aid will be made for you online and via the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s online website. If you wish to check in advance of meeting us whether you may be eligible for Legal Aid you can check on the Legal Aid website.

If are ineligible for Legal Aid we will provide you with a quote for the work we are doing but generally our policy is that the fees will be similar to the Legal Aid fees.