Lay Representation Service

Although we are unable to offer representation in tribunals, hearings and the vast majority of court cases, we are able to offer a limited Lay Representation Service in Simple Procedure (formerly Small Claims) cases up to £3,000 in Edinburgh Sheriff Court. We offer;

  • Advice on whether the Lay Representation Service is an appropriate remedy for your particular problem
  • Advice on initiating a Simple Procedure action
  • Advice on defending a Simple Procedure action
  • Representation throughout the whole process

Any representation in a Simple Procedure action, will be carried out by two Diploma students working in pairs, supervised by a qualified solicitor.

If you are interested in finding out more about this service, please contact us at freelegaladvice@ed.ac.uk.