You may have read in the newspapers, heard from friends or seen on social networking sites that legal aid has come to an end. Although there has been a lot of stories about Legal aid coming to an end – this is incorrect. Yes, legal aid has been a little restricted and some work is no longer covered.
However legal aid is still available to you for many areas of family law. If you were eligible it would mean that legal aid would pay your solicitors’ costs, your barrister’s costs and other fees relating to your case.
As a firm, QualitySolicitors Dunn and Baker are able to provide legal aid to you for the following matters:
· Situations where social services are involved with your family regarding your children
· injunctions and domestic violence
· child protection issues
· child abduction
In some other circumstances, legal aid might also be available to you as well in certain divorce and financial cases. You are well advised to ask us when you telephone or meet with us.
If in doubt we recommend that you speak with one of our specialist lawyers who are here to help you. We promise to have a lawyer on duty every day to answer these types of enquiries and we guarantee to return your telephone call on the same day.
In order to be eligible for legal aid we will need to establish the level of your income and capital to see if you qualify. If you receive state benefits financially you are likely to qualify provided the type of case with which you require assistance is within the scope of cases where legal aid remains available.
The Government’s legal aid website can provide a sense of whether you are likely to be eligible for legal aid or not – LEGAL AID CHECKER.
Please note that if your case involves any urgent issues relating to a domestic violence situation or child abuse you should contact us straight away so that we can provide you with immediate assistance and meet with you.