What is legal aid?
Help with the costs of legal advice is called ‘legal aid’ and is available to people on a low income for some types of legal advice. Legal aid is no longer available for a lot of debt, housing, and employment or benefit cases.
This means if you have a very complex case that needs a solicitor’s involvement, you may have to pay for it. In practice very few people we speak to need this type of help. The majority of legal issues that you might face when you’re in debt can be dealt with by us, or our colleagues in other free debt advice organisations.
If you think you might need legal advice about your debts call our Helpline.