Advice and Assistance covers work solicitors carry out where there are no court proceedings taking place, or prior to legal aid being granted for court proceedings.
Civil Legal Aid can be available in some court cases, the Scottish Legal Aid Board will consider your disposable income as well as the merits of your case.
Criminal Legal Aid can be available depending on your income and, if the case is complex, requiring you to instruct a solicitor.
Children's Legal Aid is available to instruct solicitor to attend children's hearings as your representative, or to appeal against a decision of the children's hearing on your behalf.
For further information on the legal aid calculation follow this link.