Legal Aid can help meet the cost of legal advice and representation.

Not every firm can offer Legal Aid but Bhatia Best can. We are able offer Legal Aid in most criminal defence matters. Over 94% of our clients qualify for legal aid. We will assess whether or not you will be entitled to legal aid at your free initial consultation.


Everyone being interviewed at the police station is entitled to free legal advice irrespective of financial means.

Many of those appearing before the Magistrates Court are entitled to legal aid. We will complete and submit your application for legal aid free of charge.

Almost everyone in the Crown Court will receive legal aid, but those defendants who are unsuccessful may be ordered to pay a contribution.

Contact us for more information and we will assess your eligibility for legal aid.

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