We have the power to attach standard conditions to all our grants of solemn criminal legal aid. Each grant is conditional on your client telling us about any material change in their financial circumstances during the lifetime of the case.

Currently, we need to know if their annual income and/or capital increases by more than £750. If the material changes mean the client is no longer eligible to continue to receive solemn legal aid, we will terminate the grant from the date of the change.

In this section

Financial eligibility for solemn criminal legal aid

Undue hardship test in solemn criminal legal aid applications

Learn about the undue hardship test in solemn criminal applications and the information we need to assess it.

Financial eligibility for solemn criminal legal aid

Assessing disposable income in solemn proceedings

Find out how we assess disposable income and what outgoings can be included.

Financial eligibility for solemn criminal legal aid

Assessing disposable capital

Find out what we consider when assessing disposable capital and what we include and exclude in our calculations.