Legal aid can 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.

Start now on the legal aid checker

Before you start

Legal aid is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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.

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