Legal aid could help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal.

You’ll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your financial situation.

What you need to know

Start now on the legal aid checker

You’ll only get guidance on whether or not you can get legal aid - you won’t get a final decision.

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

If you’re under 18, your eligibility for legal aid might depend on your parents’ or guardians’ income, depending on your problem.

  • Takes around 5 minutes
  • Available in England and Wales only

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