Legal Aid Eligibility

Legal Aid Eligibility

We pride ourselves at being one of the best Immigration Solicitors in the UK. It is important to obtain expert advice early on in your matter because if you don’t it could cause you further complications and expenses further down the line.

We are fully regulated with the Law Society and will always provide you with honest and faithful advice. We will endeavour to assist you in achieving a positive outcome in your case.

Our staff have a diverse range of skills and expertise, hence we are able to provide advice and assistance on a range of Immigration Matters. We take instructions on matters ranging from applications for claiming Asylum to Deportation and many more. Find out if you are eligible for legal aid below.


Who is eligible?

There are two main factors that determine whether you are eligible for legal aid and that is the type of case and your financial circumstances. Therefore, before we can take on your case we will need to assess you on the following to make sure you qualify for legal aid.

You will need to provide confirmation of your support and accommodation in the UK. This could be any of the below;

  1. A letter from NASS confirming that you are in receipt of either s95/ s4 support, a copy of your ARC card and any receipts for payments taken for NASS, ideally dated within a month of the referral.
  2. A letter from a friend or family member confirming the nature and extent of support provided. Where this is the case we will also require a copy of this person’s ID, three months bank statements and three months payslips.
  3. Confirmation of income support/ universal credit/ any benefits received.

We understand that not all situations and cases are as straight forward and in such cases we can apply for ECF (Exceptional Case Funding). To see what applications are eligible on legal aid visit our Fee Transparency page. If you are still unsure then please Get In Touch and one of our team members will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

Areas We Cover

We are one of the many few law firms that cover such a vast list of areas within the UK for legal aid. Please check the list below to see if you are situated in one of our procurement areas. If you do not fall into one of these areas, then you will need to seek legal help from a law firm around your location. Failing to obtain this we may be able to assist you. Contact Us to find out more.

London Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council
Barnet London Borough Council
Bexley London Borough Council
Brent London Borough Council
Bromley London Borough Council
Camden London Borough Council
City of London Corporation
Croydon London Borough Council
Ealing London Borough Council
Enfield London Borough Council
Greenwich London Borough Council
Hackney London Borough Council
Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council
Haringey London Borough Council
Harrow London Borough Council
Havering London Borough Council
Hillingdon London Borough Council
Hounslow London Borough Council
Islington London Borough Council
Kensington & Chelsea London Borough Council Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council
Lambeth London Borough Council
Lewisham London Borough Council
Merton London Borough Council
Newham London Borough Council
Redbridge London Borough Council
Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
Southwark London Borough Council
Sutton London Borough Council
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council
Waltham Forest London Borough Council
Wandsworth London Borough Council
Westminster City Council
London City of Leicester Leicester City Council
South Staffordshire, Sandwell and Birmingham Birmingham City Council
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Wolverhampton City Council
West Yorkshire City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council
Leeds City Council
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Greater Manchester Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
Manchester City Council
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Salford City Council
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Merseyside Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Liverpool City Council Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council Wirral Borough Council

How long will my matter take?

It is difficult to advise on a precise timescale as to how long the Home Office will take to make a decision on your application. We advise you to read the current processing times.

We hope to submit applications within 2-8 weeks of instruction. If we are unable to do so within this timescale, we will advise you at the earliest opportunity.