Date lodged: 31 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish Legal Aid Board has a provision to cover fees in relation to obtaining a welfare guardianship.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 8 November 2017
Civil legal aid is available without a means test or any requirement to pay a contribution for proceedings in relation to an order under sections 53, 57, 60, 62 or 63 of The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 where the order relates:
· only to the adult’s welfare (“welfare-only orders”); or