My Power of Attorney in Edinburgh & Lothians
Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation, for those who qualify, paid for out of public funds. It is designed to help individuals on low and modest incomes gain access to the legal system.
The Scottish Government decides legal aid policy and the Scottish Parliament makes and changes legislation. The Scottish Legal Aid Board manages the legal aid system in Scotland within the scope of our governing legislation and advises Scottish Ministers.
Find out more on our website www.slab.org.uk
The Office of the Public Guardian supports and advises those assisting someone with mental incapacity. They can be contacted on 01324 678300. Their website offers a lot of helpful information.
Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) for short, is a group of solicitors dedicated to providing legal services to older and vulnerable people in a caring way. This group supports this campaign and SOPS members are committed to providing Power of Attorney under the Legal Aid scheme to clients who qualify.