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Will I qualify for Legal Aid?

The 1st April 2013 saw the introduction of the Government’s widely publicised cuts to Legal Aid come into force. The scope of services covered by legal aid has been significantly reduced and public funding has been withdrawn from matters involving separation; divorce and private children matters, such as disputes relating to residence and contact. It is estimated that approximately 85 per cent of cases which previously would have qualified for financial support will now be made ineligible.

What types of cases can you still recieve Legal Aid for?

  1. Divorce only if domestic violence is alleged
  2. Forced marriage protection orders
  3. Public family law regarding protection of children (care proceedings)
  4. Private family law only if evidence of child abuse
  5. Child abduction
  6. Representation of children in private family cases


Whilst Kew Law does not undertake any publically funded work we do understand that legal fees can be an issue for our client’s and, for this reason, we have structures and payment schemes in place to help you manage your costs.

How can we help you with Legal Aid?

At Kew Law, we offer an initial fixed fee consultation for £100 plus VAT. During the initial consultation you will be met with an experienced member of our dedicated family law team who, after discussing the issues you may be facing, will provide you with advice and guidance in any family law matters. We aim to provide you with various different options and steps to consider in moving matters forward in the most appropriate way for clients.

We understand that often approaching a solicitor, whilst dealing with extremely difficult times in your life, can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect. During the initial meeting we will spend time to ensure that we understand your needs and help to identify an appropriate course of action with you. We aim to provide clear and concise information, both during the initial meeting and throughout the running of your case.

If you would like to speak to a member of our family law department, please contact us on 01376 500049 or email

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