Major changes to Legal Aid from 1st April 2013
The Legal Services Commission has traditionally provided Legal Aid assistance to those who have been financially eligible to cover all aspects of family law.
However, after 1st April 2013 Legal Aid is limited to those cases involving issues of child protection or where an individual is able to produce evidence of domestic abuse within the relationship.
Examples where funding is available are:
To qualify for Legal Aid, you’ll need to pass a means test. This considers your income and expenditure and establishes whether you are financially eligible for Legal Aid-funded services.
To discuss Legal Aid further please call a member of our team on: