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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.

  • 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: EU countries (except Croatia and Romania)…

  • Find a legal adviser

    Find a legal adviser or solicitor near you - search by name, postcode, town, area of law

  • Civil Legal Advice (CLA)

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

  • Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

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

  • CW1: financial eligibility for legal aid clients

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Graduated fee calculators

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crown Court fee guidance

    Crown Court legal aid graduated fee guidance for barristers and solicitors.

  • Family high cost cases

    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.

  • L17: statement of earnings

    A statement of your earnings, including overtime, bonus or commission, for the last 3 months.

  • Submit a contracted work and administration (CWA) claim online

    How CWA works online: how to claim, bulkloading, outcomes, new matter starts and guidance.

  • CWA codes guidance

    Guidance on which controlled work codes to use when submitting your legal aid claim in CWA (civil, crime lower, procurement etc).

  • Standard civil contract 2018

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