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Criminal Law - Fixed Fees

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Legal aid is available on a non means tested basis for all cases where you are to be interviewed by the police

LEGAL AID: Legal aid is available for all cases
brought against individuals in either the Magistrates or Crown Court. In
order to be entitled to legal aid you must demonstrate:
 
(1) INTERESTS OF JUSTICE TEST: It must be shown that the case is of
such significance that you require representation by a lawyer. Examples
include that the case demands the expert cross-examination of a
prosecution witness or that if convicted you face a possibility of a
custodial sentence.
 
(2) MEANS TEST: You must satisfy a means test [as to both income and
capital]. This is complex and we can advise you in more detail but you
will be passported and automatically eligible if:
You are in receipt of a qualifying welfare benefit e.g. Income
Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or
Pensions Credit.
You are under 18 years of age
There is a means test calculator available on the Legal Aid Agency website at www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid
 
FIXED FEES: We are able to act on fixed fees in some
cases. We will need to agree the fixed fee with you depending upon the
facts of each case.
 
Please call to discuss this without obligation. Telephone 01323 720142.