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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

  • 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.

    • Overview

      You can get legal advice and information to solve common problems, for…

    • Find a legal adviser

      A legal adviser might be able to help you solve a problem, or give you…

    • Solve problems out of court

      Solving issues without having to go to court could save you time and…

    • Going to court

      You may need to go to court to solve some legal problems. If you go to…

  • 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

  • Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

    Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2022 and contact details.

  • 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).

  • Legal aid guidance

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Legal Aid Agency customer services

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

  • 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.

  • Standard civil contract 2018

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

  • Claims paid out of central funds

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

  • L17: statement of earnings

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

  • CWA codes guidance

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

  • High cost case family

    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.

  • Graduated fee calculators

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