Legal Aid, sometimes referred to as public funding, is a facility for the fees and expenses of counsel, solicitors or other legal representatives to be funded by the state for those on low incomes or benefits.
LEGAL AID REFORM - ENGLAND AND WALES
Following the introduction of The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) Act 2012
The Legal Aid system has now been reformed to reflect numerous changes including legal aid funding and sentencing and punishment of offenders.
To find out what legal aid services you may be entitled to visit our legal aid advice page.