A common question for clients is whether they will qualify for Legal Aid. We can meet with you and discuss that with you. We can let you know whether your finances are likely to make you eligible for Legal Aid. We would have this discussion with you free of charge. We offer a FREE first interview where you can find out whether you are likely to be entitled to Legal Aid. We can discuss case costs with you should it be that you do not qualify financially for Legal Aid.
Call us on 01738 245317 to find out more.
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:-
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 -
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.
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, the receive 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 to us correct information regarding your financial situation, that is –
We will only submit an application for legal aid on your behalf if you have supplied us with all the information we require. If aspects of your application for legal aid are missing, the your application may be delayed or at worst rejected.
You also must tell us about all 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 could withdraw your award of legal aid, 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 can help you with:-
CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN
PARENTAL RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
FINANCE PROVISION ON DIVORCE
You can write to us here:-
Louisa J Wade
Family Law Solicitor
2 Ardchoille Park
Or contact us via:-
Phone: 01738 245317
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