Magistrates Court

Legal Aid in the Magistrates Court is only available if the court determines that you satisfy a merits test, and a means assessment.

To pass the merits test the court must be satisfied as to the complexity or seriousness of the offence charged.

If you are under 18, or in receipt of state benefits or if you are not capable of funding your own case then you are likely to meet the means requirements.

Our Solicitors will be happy to advise you as to whether you are likely to be granted Legal Aid in your case.

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