Legal Aid is to be withdrawn from most family law disputes between individuals from 1 April 2013. Applications for Legal Aid made on or before 31 March 2013 will still be considered under the current rules. However everyone is required to try to resolve disputes through negotiation or mediation before applying for Legal Aid to go to court, so in reality, time is fast running out for anyone who wants to begin the process.
Contact us without delay if you have a family law problem and wish to try to obtain Legal Aid.
Victims of domestic abuse will still be able to get Legal Aid after 1 April 2013 provided they meet certain conditions laid down by the government.