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  • Check if you can get legal aid

    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

  • Legal Aid Agency

    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.

  • Legal aid

    Legal aid helps pay for legal advice, mediation or representation in court - see if you can claim

    • Overview

      Legal aid can help meet the costs of legal advice, family mediation and…

    • What you can get

      You could get help with the costs of legal advice or getting someone to…

    • Eligibility

      Whether you qualify for legal aid will depend on: the type of case your…

    • How to claim

      Check if you can get legal aid in England or Wales. Search for a legal aid…

    • Domestic abuse or violence

      You might be able to get legal aid if you have evidence that you or your…

    • Legal problems abroad

      You can apply for legal aid in: Albania Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bosnia…

  • Find legal advice and information

    Find legal advice to solve legal problems out of court: solicitors, pro bono lawyers, barristers, mediators, legal aid, and exceptional case funding.

  • Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

    How to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice in England and Wales.

  • CW1: financial eligibility for legal aid clients

    Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).

  • Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

    Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2017 and contact details.

  • Crime Contract 2022 tender

    Information for organisations interested in delivering face to face Criminal Legal Aid Services from October 2022.

  • Sample letters to get evidence of domestic violence

    Use these letters to ask for documents from the police, courts and other agencies to help you get legal aid.

  • Civil legal aid: means testing

    How to work out financial eligibility for legal aid: income and capital means testing, passporting and the civil legal aid calculator.

  • Legal aid guidance

    General information including on costs assessment and remuneration for civil and crime matters.

  • Apply for legal aid

    Legal aid application forms and guidance for civil and crime work: apply online or through CCMS, deal with high cost or exceptional cases.

  • Legal aid: apply for exceptional case funding

    Overview, how to apply, where to send paperwork and how long the exceptional case funding (ECF) process takes.

  • Criminal legal aid: means testing

    Determine financial eligibility for legal aid: check household income, calculate living costs, enforcement action, apply for hardship or eligibility review.

  • Claims paid out of central funds

    The Criminal Cases Unit is responsible for assessing a range of claims paid out of Central Funds.

  • CRM14: criminal legal aid application form

    Applying for criminal legal aid in the limited circumstances where the eForm cannot be used: main application form (CRM14), financial statement (CRM15) and completion guidance

  • Legal aid: crime eForm

    Use the CRM14 eForm to apply for criminal legal aid online.

  • Standard civil contract 2018

    The 2018 Standard Civil Contract governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in all civil categories.

  • Claim for criminal legal aid work under graduated fee schemes

    Claim for payment for criminal legal aid work in crown courts under the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme or the Litigators' Graduated Fee Scheme.

  • Graduated fee calculators

    For use in calculating claims under the Litigators' Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) and Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).