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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12274: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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

· to the adult’s welfare, property and finances (“combined orders”).