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52 | 03.05.2018


The National Executive Committee completed the review of legal services in Scotland at the end of March and appointed Thompsons Scotland as the new provider.

In order to ensure all members in Scotland have access to the same level of service as other POA members, a new bespoke Legal Advice Handbook (LAH) has been produced by the Legal Aid Committee in conjunction with Thompsons.

The new LAH, must be used when members in Scotland apply for advice on work related matters in line with all other POA members.

The Legal Aid Committee has also revised the LAH for members in England & Wales to take account of recent changes and include additional guidance to assist members.

The LAH will be distributed to all branches at Annual Conference to ensure hard copies are available for members these will also get uploaded onto the POA and Thompsons website in due course.

Please draw the contents of this circular to all members.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support and co-operation.


Yours sincerely


General Secretary