We are able to advise you under various legal aid schemes if you qualify. There are a number of tests which we can advise you about further.
Only certain firms of solicitors appointed by the Legal Services Commission can offer legal aid work. You may hear it being called Publicly Funded Work also.
Legal aid is where the government pays your legal costs if you are unable to afford them and is available in many areas of law but at Jung & Co Solicitors we can provide it in the following areas of law:
- Family (Divorce, Children, Domestic violence, etc)
- Criminal Defence
- All advice at the police station is covered under the Legal Aid Scheme also.
If you are in receipt of certain benefits like Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance you should qualify automatically for free legal aid. If you are in receipt of other benefits or are on a low income, legal aid may still be free and we will be able to assess if you qualify. We will usually need your National Insurance Number and proof of your receipt of benefits.
If you are not entitled to legal aid we may still be able to help you. We will discuss with you suitable alternative funding arrangements.
Contact us for more information.