You can still qualify for Legal Aid support in some cases:
- If your case is in relation to children, where the Local Authority Social Services are taking Care Proceedings in relation to those children, then funding is still available
- Domestic Violence Injunction Cases, where you need protection from somebody who is being violent or abusive towards you
- Cases relating to Divorce, financial matters and children, where there is evidence of domestic violence
- Cases in relation to Residence and Contact of children, where there is evidence of child abuse
- Child Abduction
- Representation for a child in Private Family Cases
- Legal advice in support of mediation (no evidence of domestic violence is needed)
- Forced Marriage Protection Order Cases
More legal aid support for victims of domestic violence
The Ministry of Justice has announced that victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court.
What Counts as Domestic Violence?
The Legal Aid Authority will accept the following evidence as domestic violence outlined in our PDF article.
What counts as Evidence that Children are at Risk?
The Legal Aid Authority will accept the following evidence of children being at risk of abuse outlined in our PDF article.