Legal Aid

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Legal Aid

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is available for most offences. Any application for legal aid is assessed in a two-fold test:

  • Interests of Justice

This test considers the ‘merits’ of the case which can include your previous convictions, the nature of offence and any risk of custody. If this test is passed the next stage starts.

  • Means Testing

This considers your financial position which includes household income, capital and household outgoings. This test will determine whether you will be eligible for legal aid.

If this test fails, you can still have a solicitor by paying privately for representation – our costs are competitive and will be dependent on the details of each individual case.


Contact us today

Please contact us through Phone or Email. Alternatively, submit the Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible

01244 344299

1 Grey Friars, Chester, CH1 2NW

Emergency 24hr: 07537 170352

Office Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 08:45 – 17:15 and Saturday morning by appointment

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What can we do to help you today?

We can provide specialist advice on matters at the Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court and Crown Court. We provide advice to Armed Forces’ personnel at military interviews and court martial hearings both in the UK and abroad.

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