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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.

  • Find a legal adviser

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

  • Legal aid

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Legal aid guidance

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

  • Civil news: increases to emergency cost limit for legal aid work

    Cost limit increases for emergency civil legal aid certificates take effect 13 September 2021 but certificates for investigative representations are excluded.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Legal Aid Agency customer services

    Contact the Legal Aid Agency with general enquiries, questions about criminal applications and criminal billing

  • Crown Court fee guidance

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

  • Graduated fee calculators

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

  • 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.

  • Claims paid out of central funds

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

  • Standard Crime Contract 2017

    Contract documents for providers of criminal legal aid services, 2017.