Legal aid is available for the following family issues:

  • Applications for a non-molestation order or occupation order;
  • Applications for a restraining order;
  • Applications for a Child Arrangements Order, Prohibited Steps Order or Specific Issue Order, if you or your child have suffered or are at risk of suffering violence or abuse;
  • Applications for forced marriage protection orders;
  • Cases where your child has been or is about to be taken out of the UK without your consent;

Every week day at our family legal service there is a duty solicitor who can represent you in proceedings brought by the local authority in relation to your children.

You must be eligible for Legal Help and provide proof of income at your first visit. Please complete the Legal Aid Eligibility Calculator to find out whether you qualify for help.

If you think you are eligible for legal aid, contact us using our Family Triage Form or email us at