The tests you need to meet to qualify for civil legal aid are split between:
Use our eligibility estimators to work out if you are likely to qualify financially for legal assistance.
If you have questions about financial eligibility, you can contact our Financial Assessment Unit by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm) on 0131 560 2164.
You can learn more about these criteria on myGov.scot.
We cannot tell you whether legal aid will be granted for your case over the phone. However we can explain whether legal aid is available in principle, let you know about the application process and the information your solicitor will need to provide.
You can contact the Civil Merits Team by email at email@example.com or by phone (open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm) on 0131 240 2009 if you have questions about the merits tests.