Legal aid costs have risen by more than 5% over the last year, according to new figures.
An Aberdeen charity has spoken of the “massive” impact struggling to access legal services can have on survivors of domestic abuse.
A man and woman convicted of robbing a young Aberdeen FC footballer have cost the taxpayer more than £26,000 in legal aid, it can be revealed.
A “cruel and calculated” killer who murdered a mechanic in his own home has been awarded more than £200,000 to cover his legal fees – and that figure is set to rise.
More than £1 million has been paid out for the legal fees of the men who stood trial over a £500 million cocaine haul seized off the coast of Aberdeen.
More than £84,000 in legal aid has been paid out to cover the cost of fees of the men involved in the HMP Grampian riot case.