Applying for Civil Legal Aid

All applications for Legal Aid must be submitted to the Legal Aid Office by an Advocate.

This is because the Advocate must certify that your case has reasonable legal merits. If you feel you are financially eligible to receive Legal Aid you should make contact with an Advocate, and subject to them agreeing to represent you, they will progress your Legal Aid application on your behalf.

Court proceedings in another jurisdiction

If your court proceedings are in another court jurisdiction, you should apply to the Legal Aid authority in the same jurisdiction as the Court proceedings.

England and Wales

Legal Aid Agency


Scottish Legal Aid Board

Telephone:+44 1312 267061


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Northern Ireland

Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland


Guernsey Legal Aid Service


Jersey Legal Aid Service

Telephone:+44 8458 001066


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