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The Civil Legal Assistance Office (CLAO) is a network of three offices in Scotland that helps people with civil legal problems

Our solicitors can provide advice and representation to people with particular types of civil legal problems.

We cover Highland and Islands, Argyll and Bute, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and Edinburgh and the Lothians.

How can the Civil Legal Assistance Office help you?

If you are a member of the public and are eligible for the service then we can try to assist by:

  • Taking on your case directly
  • Referring you to a suitable legal or advice provider
  • Signposting you to other sources of help

Find out if we can help you

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Visiting our offices and contacting your solicitor

Please see our update for full details on how we are delivering our services

Latest News

Vacancy: Senior Solicitor - Inverness

We’re seeking an experienced litigator to serve the island communities covered by our CLAO Highlands & Islands office on a fixed term 18 month contract.

General

CLAO Aberdeen have moved to a new office

CLAO Aberdeen have moved to new premises at North Silver Street, AB10 1RJ.

Vacancies

Vacancies: Administrative Officer (Aberdeen)

We are recruiting an Administrative Officer for CLAO Aberdeen on a full time, fixed term nine month contract. Deadline for applications Monday 8 April 2024.

Vacancies

Vacancy: Solicitor – Argyll & Bute

We are seeking to recruit a skilled civil solicitor (Grade 5 or 6) for the Civil Legal Assistance Office Argyll & Bute on a full time, permanent contract.

Vacancy: Head of Office – Edinburgh

Recruiting for a Head of Office for the Civil Legal Assistance Office in Edinburgh to manage day-to-day operations and ensure service delivery and objectives.

Vacancies

Vacancy: Civil Casework Solicitor – Edinburgh

We are currently seeking to recruit a skilled casework solicitor (Grade 5 or 6) for the Edinburgh Civil Legal Assistance Office on a fixed term contract