New legal advice funding in Scotland aims to reduce the number of homes being lost through debt

New funding from the Scottish Government and the Money Advice Service is set to provide legal advice for people at court who are facing the risk of losing their home.

Special projects in all regions of Scotland are to be funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board, which has received £4.8million from the Scottish Government and £2.2million from the Money Advice Service.

The first priority will be a service in court to help people caught up in debt-related court cases which could lead to them being made homeless.  The funding will also help people trying to work their way through civil court cases, with a view to resolving issues earlier and so reducing pressure on the courts.

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