Challenging a protection order
Getting help from a lawyer
Will I need a lawyer?
If you decide you want to challenge the order or application, you should contact a lawyer. If you’re on a benefit or a very low income you may qualify for legal aid.
Legal aid is a government-funded scheme that gives people with limited financial resources access to a lawyer (see the chapter “Legal aid”).
Acting without a lawyer
If you decide to challenge a protection order or application without getting a lawyer, you can do so. However, the process can be difficult. There are a number of resources available that can help you through the process (see “Other resources” at the end of this chapter).