If you are not eligible for legal aid, our team of solicitors and advocates can assist you and prepare your case on a private basis.
Please contact us to discuss our competitive rates and flexible methods of payment. In the event that your case is successfully defended, it may be possible to recover some or all of your costs from the Court or the other party. We would prepare this application on your behalf and lodge it with the appropriate Court.
Fixed Fee Services
We can often be in a position to offer you a fixed fee which means you know where you stand on legal costs.
If you are arrested and find yourself in a Police Station, you are automatically entitled to free and independent legal advice. This also applies if you are interviewed by appointment with the Police (under caution), UK Border Agency (formerly Customs and Excise) or the Benefits Agencies. We provide all our clients a first class service and help you through the interview process and beyond, if necessary.
Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings only
This firm contracts with the Legal Services Commission and provides Legal aid for representation in the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court. You must apply for legal aid and submit this to the magistrates’ court where your case is being heard. Two tests will be applied, both of which must be passed to get free legal assistance:
- the Interests of Justice test considers the ‘merits’ of the case which can include your previous convictions, nature of offence and risk of custody.
- the means test considers your financial position which includes household income, capital, and household outgoings. This test will determine whether you will be liable for any of the defence costs.
If you need assistance to make applications for legal aid please contact us and we will advise you in relation to whether you are eligible and how to make the application.
Offers – NHS Staff Discount