Legal aid is the general term for schemes available to help people cover the costs of legal advice or representation.
All schemes are administered by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
Whether you're eligible depends upon a number of factors including a financial eligibility test which is based on the income of the person seeking legal aid and the type of case they require help with.
We recommend calling our team to gain clarity on Legal Aid eligibility and help progress your Legal Aid funding application.
Contact our Legal Aid Lawyers today on 01382 527167 or enquire online here
The advice and assistance scheme allows people on low incomes to get free legal advice and assistance with a number of legal problems such as:
Advice and assistance does not usually cover representation in court. However, there are a few circumstances where it may - for example, for an employment tribunal or asylum and immigration appeals.
If you are ready to progress your case with Boyles or have any queries relating to Legal Aid advice and assistance please contact our team directly on 01382 527158 or click here to make an enquiry online.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, legal aid can help cover the costs of legal advice from a solicitor and representation in court.
Boyles Solicitors will walk you through the process and ensure you get the level of support and expertise required to defend your case.
Here are some examples where Criminal Legal Aid funding applies:
The Scottish legal system and Legal Aid can be daunting if you're faced with it for the first time which is why Boyles Solicitors offer advice to help put your mind at ease and provide a firm understanding of the Criminal Legal Aid options available to you.
Contact our Criminal Law team today on 01382 527172 or request legal advice online here
Civil legal aid can cover the expense of legal advice, mediation or representation in court with problems such as housing, debt and family.
Here are some examples cases where Legal Aid can help with Civil Law problems:
If your case is likely to go to court, civil legal aid can pay for you to be represented by a solicitor in your case
Boyles Legal Aid team will tell you more in relation to your specific circumstances and eligibility for Civil Legal Aid funding. To arrange and appointment with our Civil Law team please call 01382 527158 or enquire online here