You can only apply for legal aid through a solicitor that does legal aid work. We do not provide legal advice.
A solicitor will:
You’ll usually need to show that you can’t afford to pay for legal help yourself and your problem is serious.
You may have to pay some money towards the legal costs of your case, or pay costs back later.
You may not need to pay anything at all, depending on your financial position and the type of legal help you need.
You should consider all your options for legal help – some could be cheaper or free.
Use the Scottish Government’s guide to legal advice and legal aid to find out about getting free help with legal problems, finding a solicitor and applying for legal aid.