Scottish Legal AidThe Scottish Legal Aid Board provides funding to people who cannot otherwise afford legal services. Legal Aid and Legal Advice and Assistance may be made available to assist you. Both Lynn Herbert and Margo Hopton are registered to provide civil criminal and children’s legal aid.

Legal aid funding is only made available once proof of financial eligibility is produced. In order to apply for legal aid funding you will need to produce up to date financial information including a bank statement covering the four weeks up to the date of the meeting, the last pay slip received before the meeting or a letter from the Benefits Agency showing your current benefit entitlement. If you are living with a partner we require sight of the same information for the partner.We cannot provide any advice to you until this documentation is produced to us.

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