Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Yes, I see.
Consigning funds to the sheriff clerk and having him cite witnesses would therefore seem to be the best way forward for me.
I'm currently receiving benefits (Job Seekers Allowance) so depositing large funds would be out of the question sadly.
Can the sheriff clerk make an application for the funds from the legal aid board on my behalf or can legal aid only be applied for by a lawyer?
I can't really see any lawyer being willing to fill out legal aid forms and securing funds from SLAB to then just pass on the funds/'caution' to the sheriff clerk. I would imagine if the lawyer isn't getting the job defending he's unlikely to want to be involved?