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Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 10:43 AM
Site: OpenLearn Create
Course: Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse (Support Through Court)
Glossary: Glossary

Legal Aid

Payment from the state for legal advice and representation in court proceedings. Legal Aid is only available for certain types of cases (mostly criminal cases) and for those whose income is below the eligibility level (low income or on benefits).

Litigant in person

A party in court proceedings who is not represented by a solicitor or barrister.