Who can provide legal aid for contempt of court? Legal aid registration requirements

If the contempt arises during court proceedings arising from decisions of children’s hearings or during civil proceedings, the solicitor’s firm must be registered on our Children’s Legal Aid Register or Civil Legal Aid Register respectively, and the solicitor and their firm must have a practitioner code.

If the contempt arises during criminal proceedings, the solicitor must be registered on the Criminal Legal Assistance Register, and the solicitor and their firm must have a practitioner code.

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