LEGAL AID SOLICITOR PERTH


A common question we hear is ' will I qualify for legal aid ? '. We offer you a free interview where we will carefully assess whether we will accept your case under legal aid & if you are likely to be entitled to Legal Aid. We can also discuss case costs with you should we decide not to proceed with your case under legal aid or if you do not qualify financially for legal aid. Please note that solicitors are not obligated to accept cases that may be funded under legal aid.


 Call us on 07310 164 305 or reach us using the contact form to find out more.

Do you offer legal aid for my family law matter ?


Applications for an award of legal aid are made to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB). Solicitors will make an application on your behalf to SLAB. Civil legal assistance may be available allowing you to receive legal advice from us. Civil legal assistance may be free or you may have to pay a contribution towards your costs.

Examples civil matters in which we may be able to assist you include:-

  • Divorce
  • Contact with children
  • Residence of children
  • Parental rights & responsibilities

Legal aid is awarded in two different ways...


Civil Advice & assistance.


An award of civil advice & assistance permits legal advice from a solicitor on any matter of Scots law whereby a settlement is sought without having to attend court.

The legal advice offered may take the form of  - 

  • Writing letters to a party or to their solicitor
  • Negotiation with a party or with their solicitor, through letters, email or orally, with a view to reaching settlement.
  • Obtain reports on a particular matter.
  • Advising you to apply for civil legal aid to have the matter heard in court.

Civil legal aid.


An award of civil legal aid permits your solicitor to act for you in court. An award will provide funding for the preparatory work the solicitor will need to perform, attendance in court and funding for experts & other professional opinion, as the case may be.


How do I qualify for legal aid ?


We can have an initial meeting with you or over the phone whereby we can find out whether your financial circumstances are such that you may qualify for legal aid.

In general, you are likely to for legal aid if your savings are less than a particular amount, you receive specific benefits or if your weekly disposable income ( after deducting rent, child maintenance, utility bills etc) is less than a particular amount.

If applying for legal aid you MUST supply us correct information regarding your financial situation; we need to see evidence of :-

  • Your income
  • Your outgoings
  • Your savings

We will only submit an application for legal aid on your behalf if you have supplied us with all information we require. If aspects of your application for legal aid are missing, your application may be delayed or at worst rejected.

You must disclose to us all bank accounts or property that is in your name; if the SLAB discover that you were not truthful when making your application for legal aid the SLAB may withdraw your award of legal aid, you may have to start paying for your case and may even face criminal proceedings. Your solicitor may also withdraw from acting for you.

More information on civil legal aid can be found by clicking here.


We offer a free diagnostic interview with a solicitor to discover whether you may be entitled to legal aid. Call us now on 07310 164 305 or use the contact form below to see if we can help you.




We can help you with:-


DIVORCE


SEPARATION


COHABITANTS CLAIMS


CONTACT WITH CHILDREN


RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN


PARENTAL RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES


INTERDICTS


FINANCIAL PROVISION ON DIVORCE


CHILDREN'S HEARINGS


PERMANENCE ORDERS


ADOPTION


AND MORE

You can write to us here:-


Louisa J Wade


Family Law Solicitor


2 Ardchoille Park


Perth


PH2 7TL

Or contact us via:-


Phone: 07310 164305


Email: louisa@louisawade.co.uk


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