Legal fees are fixed and the amount you pay depends on the type of case you accept and the amount of money you are requesting. You may also have to pay for the reports or evidence you need to prove or defend your case. Your lawyer will also charge you a professional fee for the work they do in your case and hire a lawyer if necessary. You can only search for non-criminal (“civil”) cases. If you have been charged with a crime, ask your lawyer if you can get criminal help. The Court of Justice is empowered to grant free legal aid in criminal matters granted only to a person accused of a criminal offence. Legal aid cannot be applied for for persons who bring a private action. Whenever the introduction of new criminal or civil sanctions is envisaged, we must be consulted at an early stage when drawing up the proposal. The consequences will still need to be discussed and agreed, including the impact of the new proposal on resources, court workload and legal aid. If you are refused legal aid, you can ask for the decision to be reviewed. We will give you an initial assessment to determine if your proposal will have an impact on legal aid and the work of the courts. If none are identified, this can be indicated in the “Law Enforcement and Sanctions” section of the RAI.
Legal aid can help you be represented in court in civil matters in three ways. Subject to means and performance tests, legal aid is available for many aspects of the law that can be heard by a Northern Ireland court. As a result, many new proposals from central government agencies will have a direct impact on legal aid expenditure (e.g. changes in criminal or civil law or improvement or violation of the rights of individuals) without these effects being easily or immediately apparent. You should contact the legal aid authority in the country where you need legal help. You must pay a fee in connection with your claim. Public information on finding a lawyer, advice to applicants, objections to the provision of civil law services, legal fees and the National Anti-Fraud Initiative. If you have joined an organization such as a trade union, they can offer you free legal assistance. Or you can get help with legal fees under another subscription, insurance policy, or credit card agreement. If you ask your lawyer if you qualify for legal aid, you will need to bring information and documents from your lawyer to your first appointment so that they can decide what help you are entitled to. Find out if you can get legal aid for civil aid. Your lawyer will usually ask for legal help on your behalf.
There are 3 types of legal aid; Legal advice and assistance, assistance in civil litigation and legal aid in criminal matters. You can also get a free or low-cost initial interview with any lawyer who offers a fixed free interview. The fixed-price conversation is not means-tested, so you won`t be asked to pay more because you`re working or having savings. The Legal Services Agency of Northern Ireland (LSA NI) was established under the Legal Aid and Coroners` Courts (NI) Act 2014 to manage the provision of publicly funded legal aid. In cases involving criminal proceedings, you may be entitled to legal aid. This could cover the cost of legal representation and bail applications. Legal aid may be granted in the following cases: If you ask your lawyer if you are entitled to legal aid, your lawyer must bring information and documents to your first appointment so that he or she can decide what assistance you may be entitled to. Sometimes, if you win a case that was funded by legal aid, you have to reimburse the cost of your legal aid. These are called statutory fees. Your lawyer will tell you if these fees are likely to apply to you. The decision to grant you legal aid under this scheme is made by the Legal Services Agency of Northern Ireland. If you have to pay contributions to the costs of your case, you must pay them to the legal aid organization.
All payments can be paid over 12 months unless you have savings, which means the cost is payable immediately as a lump sum. The granting of legal aid in criminal matters depends first and foremost on whether you are “in the interests of justice” that you are legally represented. Legal aid does not apply to you if you bring private proceedings yourself. There is information related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: a new interim payment system for legal aid providers; an important update and new guidance on the new COVID-19 interim payment system for all legal aid providers for lawyer appointments; and useful information for processing mutual legal aid transactions during COVID-19. Contact the NI Law Centre for free legal advice and advice for employees and self-employed individuals on their rights during the COVID-19 crisis This legal aid provides you with up to two hours of general help from a lawyer. This may include general advice, writing legal letters, or hearing or preparing a written case for a court. This legal aid can help with problems such as divorce, alimony, or writing a will. It does not cover the costs of a lawyer who represents you in court. We will check whether you are entitled to legal aid. Legal aid may be granted to those who cannot afford legal representation.
This ensures access to justice for all, regardless of income. When applying for legal aid, it is very important that you provide accurate information to your lawyer. Your legal aid may be withdrawn if you provide false information about your case or financial situation. Keep your lawyer informed of any changes in your situation. More information on the legal aid scheme is available from the Legal Services Agency on the website of the Ministry of Finance and Human Resources. This includes work leading to litigation and may include representation by a lawyer or lawyer. You may be entitled even if you have been refused legal advice and assistance. Civil legal aid is available for cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Land Court and Office of Execution of Judgements. You cannot get civil legal help for repossession cases, courts, or defamation or defamation cases.
Legal advice and assistance allows you to seek advice from a lawyer on all matters relating to Northern Ireland law. It can cover many legal issues such as personal injury, divorce, child conflicts, employment issues, and housing. You are not eligible for civil legal aid for takeover cases, courts, or defamation or defamation cases.