Most people will be eligible for legal aid assistance for Police interviews and for legal advice in potential criminal matters.
If Social Services are involved with your children or family and you would like representation you are also likely to benefit from legal aid.
Legal aid for other matters such as divorce, matrimonial property division, estate or will disputes, or any other civil litigation(Civil legal aid) is dependent on each applicant’s means.
We can assist you in your legal aid application and will discuss costs with you at the outset to enable you to avail of legal aid if required.
Civil legal aid is not free. Often there will be a considerable contribution to your costs. In addition to this it is also likely that you will be required to repay the legal aid fund any costs they pay us on your behalf if you keep or win property or money in your case. This is known as the statutory charge. Your solicitor will explain this charge to you in detail before you submit your application for legal and throughout the life of your case as it may have a bearing on the decisions you have to make.