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Welcome to the Guernsey Legal Aid Service

Legal aid can provide access to free or reduced cost legal advice in criminal and civil cases if you cannot otherwise afford an advocate.

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Are you eligible for Legal Aid?

Legal Aid in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is only available to private individuals. It is not available to companies or groups of people.

To qualify for Legal Aid you must satisfy two requirements. The first part looks at your financial means, that is to say, how much money you have to spend after you have paid your income tax and social insurance. The second part looks at the legal merits of your case.

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What is legal aid?

What is the difference between criminal and civil legal aid?

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The Guernsey Legal Aid Service

Find out more about the Legal Aid Service, the process for engagment, the role of the Duty Advocate, the Green Form Scheme and full legal aid.

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