Across our Scottish network, we provide high quality legal help in criminal cases. Get in touch, we can help your clients.
Across our Scottish network, we provide high quality legal help in criminal cases. Get in touch, we can help your clients.

PDSO and the Scottish Legal Aid Board

The Scottish Legal Aid Board was responsible for setting up the PDSO and the Director of the PDSO reports to the Chief Executive of the Board on administrative issues.

In all other ways, PDSO operates entirely independently and it is the responsibility of the Director to determine the way the offices operate and to make decisions on individual cases.

The Board assesses applications for criminal legal aid submitted by the public defence solicitors in exactly the same way as those submitted by private solicitors.