Legal aid solicitors in Carlisle and Penrith, Cumbria
Are you eligible for legal aid?
If wish to apply for legal aid please click here to complete an: online legal aid assessment. The assessment will determine: if your case qualifies for legal aid and whether you are likely to be financially eligible for legal aid.
Financial evidence of eligibility
If you are financially eligible for legal aid you will need to provide documentary evidence that you are eligible. Please click the link below to see the financial evidence you must provide. We will not be able to sign you up for legal aid until you have produced the evidence.
In certain cases, before you can apply for Legal Aid you need to provide evidence of financial eligibility and additional evidence of domestic abuse or child protection. Please click below to see the additional evidence you must provide. We will not be able to sign you up for legal aid until you have produced the evidence.
We have produced a number of letters for you to download, print and send to various agencies who can provide you with the evidence you need to obtain Legal Aid. Please check out our Resources section.
What next? Call to make an appointment
Once you have successfully completed the assessment and obtained your evidence please call to arrange an appointment to discuss your case and complete the legal aid application.
Please bring to the appointment evidence of your income and additional evidence. We will not be able to apply for legal aid without the evidence.
What if you don't qualify
If you don't qualify for legal aid we offer an initial 1/2 hour consultation service at a fixed cost of £72 (inc vat). During this consultation we will give you preliminary advice about your case including any emergency steps you need to take and your dispute resolution options.
Book an appointment
If you need further advice call 01228 829530 or request a free call back to find out how Cumbria Family Law's specialist Legal Aid Solicitors in Carlisle can help you.