Civil cases


Civil legal assistance helps people to get legal advice or to put their civil case in court. It may be free or you may have to pay something towards it.


Examples of civil cases:

  • divorce and other matters affecting families and children
  • trying to get compensation for injuries after an accident or for medical negligence
  • housing matters such as rent or mortgage arrears, repairs and eviction
  • debt and welfare rights
  • matters relating to immigration, nationality and asylum.

Find out more about:

For full information, read our leaflet  "A guide to civil legal aid - information for applicants" (PDF).

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Legal Aid News

24, Apr, 2014

New help for families with children facing debt and money problems

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16, Apr, 2014

Review of publicly funded legal assistance

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16, Apr, 2014

Easter opening hours and payments schedule

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09, Apr, 2014

Phone lines are fully operational

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08, Apr, 2014

Ongoing issue with phone services

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08, Apr, 2014

Issue with our phone system

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14, Mar, 2014

Advocate Mark Strachan sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraud and attempted fraud

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03, Jan, 2014

Additional £280,000 for SLAB’s Making Advice Work programme

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27, Sep, 2013

Annual Report 2012-2013

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