McWhinney Richards  - Solicitors & Notary Public
LEGAL AID


There are various types of legal aid available however all applications are judged on a financial and a merits basis. Applications are all determined individually however there are limits on the level of acceptable capital and income which can mean that legal aid cannot be made available to you. There are also various Legal Aid regulations which come into force in situations where you are likely to recover or preserve property or money. There are also cases where you will be required to make a contribution towards the cost of your legal fees and all of this can be discussed with you at your initial consultation.

The types of advice and assistance available within our firm are as follows: -

  • Civil advice and assistance
  • Civil Legal Aid

  • Children's advice and assistance

  • Children's Legal Aid (AUTOMATIC & NON-AUTOMATIC)

  • Criminal Advice and Assistance (ABWOR)

  • Criminal legal aid (SOLEMN & SUMMARY)



This list is not exhaustive and each type of legal aid covers a variety of issues. Should you have any enquiries regarding the availability of legal aid then please do not hesitate to contact our office on 01236 754571.

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