What is Legal Aid?

“Legal aid can help meet the costs of legal advice, family mediation and representation in a court or tribunal.” Check out this Legal Aid Overview– Gov.uk What can you get Legal Aid for?

  • homelessness or losing your home, or if it’s in serious disrepair
  • protecting yourself or your child from abuse or harassment, eg domestic violence or forced marriage
  • poor quality care you or a family member are getting due to age, disability or special educational needs
  • needing advice on finances, children or divorce if you’ve been in an abusive relationship
  • a child in your family being at risk of being taken into care
  • family mediation, eg if you’re separating or getting a divorce
  • discrimination
  • challenging the way the government has made a decision about you
  • seeking asylum or if you’ve been the victim of human trafficking
  • being arrested, charged or questioned by the police
  • needing representation at a mental health tribunal or inquest
  • appealing a decision made by the social security tribunal about your benefits to the Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal or Supreme Court

Check here if you can get Legal Aid

What you can’t get Legal Aid for:

  • consumer and other contractual disputes
  • most immigration cases
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases
  • private family law, for example, divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, property, finance and children matters, other than cases where there is evidence of domestic violence or abuse or child abuse. Domestic violence or abuse covers psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse
  • personal injury or death
  • tort and other general claims
  • conveyancing
  • advice on will-making
  • matters of trust law
  • company or partnership law
  • business law
  • legal advice in relation to a change of name
  • defamation or malicious falsehood.

Legal Aid- Basics

Legal Aid- Government’s website
Legal Aid- Citizens Advice
Civil Legal Advice
Civil Legal Aid statutory regulations & materials
Legal Aid Agency– We provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems. 

LAA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.”

 

Legal Aid Agency– We provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems. 

LAA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.”

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