If you are on a low income or means tested benefits you could be entitled to Legal Aid. Legal Aid is provided by a government body, the Legal Aid Agency, and can help to pay for legal advice.
There is a two stage test to determine eligibility for Legal Aid, a merits test and a means test. You will usually have to provide details of your income, benefits and property. If you’re under 18 you may have to provide details of your parent’s or guardian’s income.
Legal Aid is only available for specific types of cases. Our specialist lawyers dealing with your case can assess your eligibility for Legal Aid.
Legal Expenses Insurance
In some cases you may have a Legal Expenses Insurance policy attached to your household or your car insurance. We can check whether any policies you already have will cover your legal costs.
We can act for you on a private basis if none of the above funding options are available to you. Contact us for further details of our hourly private rates. Fixed fee rates are available for some matters.