Alison Fielden & Co. - Legal Aid

Alison Fielden & Co is a long standing legal aid practice with a commitment to access to justice for all. Sadly, the Government has now introduced new legislation which means legal aid is no longer available in most family cases.

Legal aid is no longer available in most family cases.

There are some exceptions. Legal aid is still available in the following circumstances:

However, there is no legal aid available for divorce, children or finance cases unless you are going through mediation or you can prove that you are a victim of domestic violence. You may also be eligible for legal aid in divorces where your child is at risk of abuse by another person.

To get legal aid in these circumstances, you MUST produce evidence. We cannot get this evidence for you.

For a list of evidence required to claim legal aid, see this document.

At your first interview, you MUST also bring photo ID and up-to-date evidence of ALL your income. This includes EVERY bank or other account in which you have an interest.

IMPORTANT - What you MUST bring:
  • Photo ID
  • Up-to-date evidence of ALL your income and capital (please refer to the checklist here)
  • Evidence of eligibility (see above)

You can check if you are financially eligible for Legal Aid with the GOV.UK Legal Aid Checker.

We are very sorry but if you come for your first interview without your photo ID, full and up-to-date financial details and the required evidence of domestic violence or child abuse, we cannot see you. You may then have to wait up to two months for another appointment. So please read the requirements carefully - and call or email us if you are unsure what is required - so you don't miss out.

Alison Fielden & Co.
The Gatehouse
Dollar Street
Cirencester
Glos. GL7 2AN
DX 39418 Cirencester
Tel 01285 653261
Fax 01285 885372
alison@alisonfielden.co.uk