Check if you can get legal aid

Legal aid can help pay for legal advice.

You’ll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your income and savings. You’ll be told where you can get legal advice.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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Before you start

You can only check for non-criminal (‘civil’) cases. If you’ve been charged with a crime, ask your solicitor or barrister if you’re able to get criminal legal aid.

You’ll only get guidance on whether or not you can get legal aid - you will not get a final decision until you speak to an adviser.

Legal aid is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland.