Scotland: Legal Aid survey for organisations

1. Introduction

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) want to hear from any organisation that provides advice or assistance to individuals who consider that they have experienced discrimination in the workplace, in education, in services provides to them or other contexts in Scotland.

It should take no more than 20 minutes to complete this survey.

How we handle your information

We will use your survey responses as part of our research into whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in Scotland to get justice. The responses will be collated and used to present findings and recommendations in the form of a report.

The information you provide in the survey will not be used to identify you and you do not need to provide us with your name or any other personal details. However, you may wish us to contact you after you have completed the survey so that we can find out more about the services you provide to individuals who consider that they have experienced discrimination. If so, there will be an opportunity for you to provide your contact details at the end of the survey.

All the information will be recorded in line with our privacy notice and used only for the purposes of this piece of research.

You will see that we have added a button labelled "Save and continue". This will allow you to partially complete the survey and return to it later and continue from where you left off. Please note that your response will not be fully completed until you click "Submit".

The survey will close at 23:59 on 14 April 2019.

During the survey we will be referring to Legal Aid. The type of legal aid you apply for depends on the type of legal help you need. Advice and assistance can help with the costs of getting legal advice from a solicitor, like information on your rights and options, or help with negotiations and paperwork. If needed, a solicitor may be able to represent you in court for a civil case. More information about legal aid is available on the Scottish Legal Aid Board's website.

This research project largely covers the terms of reference outlined for the Commission's inquiry into legal aid in England and Wales. See more information on the inquiry.