If someone has a problem about a civil matter, the person or organisation they have the claim against is called the ‘opponent’.
We tell the opponent when someone applies for civil legal aid to take or defend a case in court – unless there is a reason not to.
We let the opponent know about the application so they can give us their views about the application.
We do not do this if a solicitor grants advice and assistance. This is a different type of legal aid that helps the person resolve the case without going to court.
If you are an opponent in a case where someone has applied for civil legal aid, you can read our Information for Opponents leaflet.
This leaflet tells you important information about civil legal aid and what it means for you.
If your opponent has applied for civil legal aid, you can tell us of any concerns you have about their application or give us relevant information.
This is called ‘making representations’.
You can do this even after legal aid has been granted. You do not need a solicitor to make representations on your behalf, you can do it yourself.
Civil Legal Aid - Information for Opponents
Someone involved in a civil court case may apply for legal aid. If you are also involved in the case, this could affect you. If your opponent has applied for legal aid, you can tell us of any concerns you have or give us relevant information. This is called “making representations”.503 KB | 27 February 2020
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