Civil/family legal aid
Applying for civil/family legal aid
How do I apply for civil/family legal aid?
Usually, an application for civil/family legal aid is made with the help of the lawyer who the applicant wants to represent them. The applicant’s preferred lawyer must be willing and able to represent them, and must also be approved as a legal aid lawyer for the type of civil case.
The applicant can also get help filling out the application form from a Community Law Centre or Citizens Advice Bureau.