Advice and assistance eligibility and financial verification: The client’s responsibilities

It is important you make your clients aware of their responsibilities. They need to know their entitlement to publicly-funded legal assistance is subject to their meeting certain criteria, and that they should be able to show they meet these, in the same way as they would for other public services, such as getting benefits, a passport or a driving licence.  It is important that you advise clients of the potential consequences of providing false information.

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