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- You can find out how to apply for exceptional case funding without using a legal professional on the Public Law Project website.
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If you’ve been charged with a crime, ask your solicitor or barrister if you’re able to get criminal legal aid. Under Article 6 ECHR everyone has the general right is ‘to a fair … hearing’ in the determination of civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge. This implies an appropriate degree of ‘equality of arms’. Criminal legal aid helps people charged with a criminal offence. Civil legal assistance helps people to get legal advice and representation in civil cases. The clinics are for people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.
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Check how to prepare if a court or tribunal offers you a remote hearing. If you’ve joined a motoring organisation for breakdown cover, you might find they offer cheap or free help, particularly with car or accident legal problems. Check your membership agreement or call them to find out if they can help.
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We will consider your feedback to help improve the site. The three forms of ID should all match the address used to create the account. For most people, a passport or driving licence, a bank statement and a utility bill will be enough. Support Through Court helps litigants in person, their friends and families, witnesses, victims and inexperienced court users. There may be anombudsmanwith a remit that covers your legal problem.