Legal Aid

Legal Aid Solicitors: Brighton, Hove, Hassocks & Farnham

GoodLaw Solicitors are proud to offer legal aid to eligible clients for Family matters, Claims against Public Authorities and Clinical Negligence.

Our aim is to guide you through the legal process with clarity and care. Whether you are facing challenges related to divorce, child custody, or any other family law issue, our legal aid services are designed to help you navigate these obstacles. Contact us today to find out more about your eligibility for legal aid and how we can assist you.

Do you need legal aid advice?

Contact GoodLaw Solicitors LLP in Sussex and Surrey.
SUSSEX: 01273 956 270 | SURREY: 01252 471 211

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Legal Aid Eligibility

Legal Aid eligibility varies depending on what area of law you require help with.

If your child is subject to care proceedings initiated by the Local Authority or they have invited you to a “pre-proceedings” meeting, you will be eligible for legal aid which is not means or merits tested and means you qualify automatically by virtue of being a parent or having parental responsibility for the child in proceedings.

If you are going to Court for an application for a Child Arrangements Order or Financial Order, legal aid is means and merits tested.  This means you have to be financially eligible to qualify and you must also satisfy the ‘merits’ test by having evidence of domestic abuse or evidence that your child is at risk of harm from the other party.

If you require protection from domestic abuse through either a Non-Molestation Order or Occupation Order, legal aid is means and merits tested but you do not need to have evidence of domestic abuse to apply.  Instead, you need to be able to show that the application is justified, and you require protection by way of a Court order.

We also hold a legal aid contract for Clinical Negligence. This is only available in cases where a child has suffered a severe brain injury during pregnancy/childbirth or shortly afterwards. These are exceptional cases, but our lawyers will consider all funding options with you at the outset of your case.

We can provide legal aid for claims on behalf of children and/or adults who have been the subject of abuse or personal injury whilst in the care of a public authority. Other funding options are also available and will be explored upon enquiry with you.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information by emailing [email protected] and we will be able to confirm your legal aid eligibility.

Personal and Professional Family Law Advice

GoodLaw Solicitors LLP promise you a professional, personal, and jargon-free service throughout. We have a team of leading family lawyers in Sussex and Surrey and may be able to offer you a free initial 30-minute consultation in qualifying circumstances. Once we have discussed your requirements, we will provide a personalised breakdown of the likely costs involved in your case and advise you on what your next steps will be in the legal process. All our fees are transparent and you will always be made aware of any legal charges.

Call us now to arrange your first meeting on 01273 956 270 or 01252 471 211

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