Criminal Law: Funding
Reeds have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency, meaning that we can offer eligible clients the benefit of Legal Aid funding to cover representation at the Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court.
Our attendance with you at a Police station following an arrest is free of charge.
Eligibility for Legal Aid at the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court is subject to two tests; a means test and an interests of justice test and the limits for eligibility on means are different depending on which Court your case will be heard at. In the Crown Court, even if you are granted Legal Aid, you may still be required to pay a contribution (determined by the Legal Aid Agency) towards the costs of your representation.
If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, or simply wish to fund your representation privately, our Magistrates Court and Crown Court teams can discuss your individual financial circumstances, and ensure that a competitive quote is tailored to your requirements. In certain cases, we may be able to agree a fixed fee to advise or represent you.
As a member of the Very High Costs Cases Panel, Reeds is able to provide publicly funded (as well as privately funded) representation to those involved in the most serious of fraud allegations.
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