Legal Aid for Family Mediation continues

From April 2013,  legal aid will no longer be available for legal advice and representation from a solicitor unless a client can demonstrate that they have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage or child abduction. However, legal aid for family mediation continues as normal, subject to eligibility.

If you are eligible for Legal Aid for Family Mediation, and participate in the process, you may also be entitled to free legal advice to support you to obtain a consent order from the courts through the ‘Help with Family Mediation’ Legal Aid scheme.