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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

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185.Subsection (a) amends the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (“the 1986 Act”) to extend the circumstances in which the Scottish Legal Aid Board may disclose information held by it without committing an offence to include information disclosed in response to a request from a council officer under section 10(1) of the Act.

186.Subsection (b) amends the 1986 Act to permit amending regulations to be made so that free civil legal aid will be available for intervention or guardianship orders which relate to the personal welfare of the adult, in cases where the application is made by the adult him or herself.

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