If you need legal assistance but cannot afford it, you may be eligible for legal aid. This aid can enable you meet the expense of legal advice, mediation, and representation in a court or tribunal.
Although the number of the eligible cases for legal aid has been reduced (in an effort by the government to reduce legal aid bill in the UK), you may be eligible for advice, aid and even legal representation. Our assistance is personalized to your need, as every case is different. We will provide you with comprehensive legal assistance to ensure you get the best outcome. If you require legal aid, the team at Optimus Law are ready to help.
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Although the number the cases eligible or legal aid has been reduced, you may be eligible for advice, aid and even legal representation
Legal aid is available for
- Asylum cases including appeals;
- If you are a human trafficking victim;
- For detention and bail cases;
- Domestic abuse cases (if you wish to apply to settle in the UK because of domestic abuse)
- Proceedings before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission;
- Application for Humanitarian Protection;
- Judicial Review Applications under certain circumstances.
Most immigration cases that are not asylum based are not authorised for legal aid. This include Immigration cases where the individual is not detained. An example is Entry Clearance cases. In addition, cases filed under the Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, i.e. right to respect for one’s “private and family life, his home and his correspondence” are not eligible for legal aid.
If you need information as pertaining to your case Optimus Law are here to help.
How Can Optimus Law Help?
If you need legal services but are unable to afford it, contact us to see if your case is eligible for legal aid. Our specialist legal experts will help you in any way possible. Even if you are ineligible for publicly funded legal assistance, our team is ready to provide you with legal services at competitive rates. We will evaluate your case and
- Liaise with the UKVI (Home Office) and the proper authorities;
- Arrange and family visitations and bail if needed;
- Evaluate your case and offer counsel on your best course of action
- Provide you with legal representation at hearings and immigration tribunal.
Contact us to find out about Optimus Law’s Legal aid services.
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