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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
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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 helps pay for legal advice, mediation or representation in court - see if you can claim
Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2022 and contact details.
How to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice in England and Wales.
Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).
General information including on costs assessment and remuneration for civil and crime matters.
How to work out financial eligibility for legal aid: income and capital means testing, passporting and the civil legal aid calculator.
Use these letters to ask for documents from the police, courts and other agencies to help you get 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.
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
Determine financial eligibility for legal aid: check household income, calculate living costs, enforcement action, apply for hardship or eligibility review.
The 2018 Standard Civil Contract governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in all civil categories.
The Criminal Cases Unit is responsible for assessing a range of claims paid out of Central Funds.
A statement of your earnings, including overtime, bonus or commission, for the last 3 months.
Guidance on which controlled work codes to use when submitting your legal aid claim in CWA (civil, crime lower, procurement etc).
Care Case Fee Scheme (CCFS), KC/2 Counsel Events, and detailed case plans to use when a legal-aid-funded family case becomes high cost.
For use in calculating claims under the Litigators' Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) and Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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