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Legal Aid

The Legal Service Commission was replaced in April 2013 by the Legal Aid Agency, as a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012.

Legal Aid funding can generally only be obtained in Children Act cases, including child arrangement orders, and parental responsibility proceedings, for victims of domestic violence.  The definition of what counts as evidence of domestic violence is broad.  The categories are as follows:

It is not necessary to delay making an application under the Children Act while awaiting the outcome of a Legal Aid application (which may take several weeks) if you are prepared to act as a litigant in person at the start of the case. In some circumstances emergency Legal Aid may be granted.

A Legal Aid certificate may be challenged by either party on grounds of merit (the case should not benefit from public money) or means (a party is not financially eligible).

For further information contact the Legal Aid Agency (England and Wales only).

For Legal Aid in Scotland contact the Scottish Legal Aid Board.

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