Help to pay for legal services

Last updated: 03/03/2022

If you are on a low income you may get legal assistance to help pay for the service provided by your solicitor. Your solicitor will be able to tell you if you can get this and how much.

You may get legal aid to help with the costs of going to court depending on your circumstances. Your solicitor can help you apply for this.

In some situations you may be exempt from civil court fees. Ask your solicitor about this.

Any legal assistance/aid awarded may have to be repaid if you receive a lump sum, or property, as part of a divorce settlement.

Speak to your solicitor or visit the Scottish Legal Aid Board for more information.