Criminal Family & Children Law Solicitors

If you want to look at the Crime Legal Aid rules and application forms, there are links below. It is easy to apply. Our Solicitors will fill in all of the Criminal Legal Aid forms for you.

If you are employed, you will need to provide your solicitor with your bank details, and most recent payslip. 
If you are self-employed, the Legal Aid Agency will want to see your accounts and probably other information as well. Our solicitors submit this information free of charge.

Legal Aid for Family & Children Act Cases is more complex and there is an online checking facility to assess your eligibility. The link is below.

You can only check eligibility online for non-criminal (‘civil’) cases. If you’ve been charged with a crime, a solicitor needs to assess if you are able to get legal aid.  Our solicitors can help you assess if your eligible for legal aid and will not charge you a fee for doing so.

Useful Websites

Vickers Chisman Wishlade solicitors, want our clients to be fully and accurately informed. The following links are recomended by our solicitors and are known to be reputable. Nevertheless there is no substitute for up-to-date bespoke advice so please contact our Family, Children & Criminal Solicitors as soon as possible for advice about criminal allegations or family law advice

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Free or subsidised legal expenses

Most of our clients can use our services free of charge, or will pay only a limited contribution. There are never any surprise charges! The Law Society will not tolerate misleading charging information from solicitors.

We can assist you to apply for Legal Aid funding in respect of Family Law, Children Law and Criminal Law cases.

Eligibility depends on the merits of your case and your financial circumstances. We can advise you on both of those criteria. The Legal Aid Agency makes the final decision.

You will never be charged privately for our services unless very clear written terms of engagement are signed by you in advance. We will let you know if you are likely to be eligible for Legal Aid, and only if you are not will we discuss private terms with you. If you receive state benefits, the application is likely to be successful and very easy to make. All we need is your National Insurance Number to prove your entitlement to benefits.

Civil (Family & Children Act) Legal Aid

Criminal Legal Aid