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Legal Aid

Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people who are otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system.

Legal aid is regarded as central in providing access to justice for all by ensuring equality before the law, the right to counsel and the right to a fair trial.

Various funding options may be available for your criminal case including Legal Aid for imprisonable offences (depending on your financial circumstances) and fixed-fees. We are contracted by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to provide legally aided representation for criminal offences, we hold the Specialist Quality Mark.

It is our duty to defend individuals using public funding wherever possible. The Legal Services Commission sets the rules on eligibility for Legal Aid. SKR Legal Solicitors fight very hard to ensure our clients receive their full entitlement.

Legal Aid funding provides for:

  • Free representation at the police station
  • Free representation in the Magistrates Court subject to mean testing and Interest of Justice test.
  • Representation for everyone in the Crown Court subject to means testing based on income and capital.

If you would like to find out whether you are eligible for Legal Aid, contact SKR Legal Solicitors and we’ll advise you of your eligibility, we’re only a phone call away.

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Legal aid is regarded as central in providing access to justice for all by ensuring equality before the law.
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