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Find out if you can get legal aid, which can help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal if you can’t afford it
The home of Legal Aid Agency on GOV.UK. We provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems.
Find a legal adviser or solicitor near you - search by name, postcode, town, area of law
Legal aid helps pay for legal advice, mediation or representation in court - see if you can claim
How to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice in England and Wales.
Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2017 and contact details.
Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).
Use these letters to ask for documents from the police, courts and other agencies to help you get legal aid.
General information including on costs assessment and remuneration for civil and crime matters.
Cost limit increases for emergency civil legal aid certificates take effect 13 September 2021 but certificates for investigative representations are excluded.
How to work out financial eligibility for legal aid: income and capital means testing, passporting and the civil legal aid calculator.
Legal aid application forms and guidance for civil and crime work: apply online or through CCMS, deal with high cost or exceptional cases.
Determine financial eligibility for legal aid: check household income, calculate living costs, enforcement action, apply for hardship or eligibility review.
Overview, how to apply, where to send paperwork and how long the exceptional case funding (ECF) process takes.
Contact the Legal Aid Agency with general enquiries, questions about criminal applications and criminal billing
Crown Court legal aid graduated fee guidance for barristers and solicitors.
For use in calculating claims under the Litigators' Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) and Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).
Care Case Fee Scheme (CCFS), QC/2 Counsel Events, and detailed case plans to use when a legal-aid-funded family case becomes high cost.
The Criminal Cases Unit is responsible for assessing a range of claims paid out of Central Funds.
Contract documents for providers of criminal legal aid services, 2017.
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