Are there any cases for which Legal Aid is not available ?
Legal Aid is not available for the following types of cases:
1. Neighbour and boundary disputes, (unless connected to some other housing issue).
2. Defamation or malicious falsehood.
3. Conveyancing, (unless related to other court proceedings where an order was made).
4. Making of wills.
5. Matters of trust law, (except if this is related to a family dispute or family proceedings).
6. Claims in relation to death or personal injury, or under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979.
7. Any negligence claims.
8. Assault, battery and false imprisonment claims.
9. Claims for trespass to goods.
10. Claims for trespass to land.
11. Claims relating to damage to property.
12. Claims relating to breach of statutory duty.
13. Claims against a public authority relating to breaches under the Human Rights Act 1998.
14. Claims arising from company or partnership matters.
15. Claims for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
16. The cost of changing your name officially.
Questions & Answers
- What is Legal Aid?
- Is Everyone entitled to Legal Aid?
- How do I show I cannot pay for my case?
- What is disposable income?
- What is meant by capital?
- Do I get something for nothing?
- Can the Statutory Charge be waived or postponed?
- Can I apply for Legal Aid on behalf of someone else?
- Are there any other schemes under which I might get free or cheap legal advice?
- Are there any cases for which Legal Aid is not available?