Legal Aid – watch out you don’t end up with a big bill!


WARNING: Even if you qualify, the legal aid will be paid directly to the lawyers. You’ll need to pay some legal aid back if you keep or gain any money or property at the end of your court case.


Check if you can get legal aid

You might be able to get some or all of your legal costs paid by the government. This is known as ‘legal aid’ and you should get it if:

  • you’re using it to pay for mediation
  • have experienced domestic abuse in the last 5 years
  • you’re at risk of homelessness – for example, if your ex-partner is trying to throw you out of your home