Anyone can apply for legal aid. Whether a person qualifies or not depends on their financial position and whether they have good cause to pursue their case. When the applicant sees an advocate, he will advise them as to what sort of help is available.
To qualify for legal aid, income and savings must be below a certain limit. People on Income Support or Employed Person's Allowance will qualify automatically on financial grounds as long as the advocate and the Legal Aid certifying officers agree there is a case to pursue.
In civil proceedings you should contact your advocate, who will be able to tell you whether you are likely to qualify for legal aid.
If you do not have an advocate and the matter is a civil one, please contact:
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
IM1 3AR. Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday. 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday.
+44 1624 685977
In criminal proceedings contact the High Bailiff's Office or the Summary Courts Office at the same address.