Legal Aid Solicitors Stockport

We work with the Legal Aid Agency to provide eligible client’s with Legal Aid for the matters described below. As such we require certain documents to first assess if you are eligible for Legal Aid in respect of Scope and then by Means and Merits. Should you be eligible for Legal Aid for any matter below, we would then make a formal application to the Legal Aid Agency where they will assess your case.

Family

Public Law/Care Proceedings

You will automatically be eligible for Legal Aid if you are a parent or hold parental responsibility and are involved with Children’s services at PLO level or should they issue proceedings for a care order or supervision order in respect of your child/children. This is not means assessed and you will automatically qualify for Legal Aid. Simply contact us to make appropriate arrangements for an appointment.

Other Family Law Advice

For Family Legal Aid, we cover the following areas: –

  1. Applications and advice in respect of domestic violence issues
  2. Applications and advice for children matters
  3. Divorce and financial matters
  4. Separation
  5. Representation for children who are made party to private family law proceedings.

Eligibility for Family Legal Aid is means and merits assessed.  We can discuss this with you in more detail but we are likely to need the following documents:

  1. 3 Month’s Bank Statements – For the previous 3 months prior to your enquiry.
  2. 3 Month’s Wage Slips – If you are employed; for the previous 3 Months prior to your enquiry.
  3. Proof of all Benefits received – Full award letters for each benefit you receive, dated within 4 weeks of your initial enquiry.
  4. Copy of your Mortgage Statement OR Tenancy Agreement
  5. Proof of any Child Safeguarding Issues OR Domestic Violence – Please note that this information will differ depending on the type of matter in which you are trying to obtain Legal Aid. Please contact our offices and speak to a family secretary who would be happy to advise.

Housing

For Housing Legal Aid, we cover the following areas: –

  1. Homelessness.
  2. Possession Proceedings.
  3. Eviction.

To assess whether you are eligible for Housing Legal Aid, we require the following documents: –

  1. 3 Month’s Bank Statements – For the previous 3 months prior to your enquiry.
  2. 3 Month’s Wage Slips – If you are employed; for the previous 3 Months prior to your enquiry.
  3. Proof of all Benefits received – Full award letters for each benefit you receive, dated within 4 weeks of your initial enquiry.
  4. Copy of your Mortgage Statement OR Tenancy Agreement
  5. Issued Proceedings – If you are defending proceedings currently issued with the Court, we will need full copies of the papers.
  6. Current Value of your Home – If you currently own your home, we will need confirmation of the approximate value of your home.

Once we have this information, we would undertake an assessment within 5 working days. Please note that we would not commence your assessment until we are in receipt of ALL of the above information.

Should you not be eligible for legal aid, we do offer competitive fix rate fees for dealing with the same.  For more information on Legal Aid, requirements can be found at https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid.

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