Citizens advice bureaux are a key part of the wider landscape of publicly funded legal advice, helping clients with thousands of legal issues each year and resolving thousands of issues before they reach the legal stage. Bureaux operate nine in-court advice projects across the country and represent clients at thousands of tribunals and court cases each year.
14 Feb 2013
The Scottish Human Rights Commission is hosting an online discussion and participation event to encourage participation in forming Scotland’s first national Action Plan for Human Rights. Everyone with an interest in human rights protection and promotion in Scotland from health to housing, rights of disabled people and access to justice can take part, asking questions and sharing information that will help to form the National Action Plan.
19 Jul 2010
Citizens Advice Scotland have backed Business Secretary Vince Cable’s comments today on banks, saying that government action on the issue is long overdue.
Publication date: May 2013
In early 2013, the Scottish Government put the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill out for consultation. The Bill embodies the changes envisiged in the Gill Review (2007) and includes proposals for the introduction of a new judicial tier as well as a specalist personal injury court. This is the Citizens Advice Scotland response.
Publication date: April 2013
The Scottish Government consulted in early 2013 on the possibility of achieving better dispute resolution in housing through introducing a Housing Tribunal. The consultation sought views on the creation of such a forum and the extent to which a tribunal should have powers. This is the CAS response.
Publication date: December 2012
Citizens Advice Scotland's response to the Scottish Court Services consultation on the future of Scotland's Court services.
Publication date: October 2012
A briefing sent to MSPs ahead of the Stage 1 Perliamentary debate on the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill.