Last week the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) announced new restrictions on legal aid for Bar Reports. A Bar Reporter is commissioned to investigate a child's circumstances and to report to Child Welfare Hearings. For reports after 18th February 2013 the cost payable to a Bar Reporter instructed to carry out these reports will be limited to £3000 (excluding VAT and outlays). The limit will not apply in privately funded cases.
Source SLAB Update