Eugene Naidoo & Associates undertakes a large amount of legal aid work.
Sometimes you may need more than just legal advice from Legal Aid. If this is the case you will need to apply for a grant of legal aid. We can assist you with filling out your application form which is used by Legal Aid to assess your financial means (your income and what you own), the merit of your case (whether it is likely to succeed and whether the cost can be justified), and whether you meet Legal Aid policy guidelines.
Legal Aid is not granted for all types of matters. Below are some of the areas in which legal aid can be granted:
- Family law and de facto relationships
- Child support
- Criminal law
- Children, criminal law
- Consumer issues
- Tenancy, caravan park and retirement village disputes
- Domestic violence
- Child welfare
- Refugee applications
- Disputes with government departments (such as social security)
- Discrimination and civil liberties
- Protected estate matters
- Mental health and guardianship matters
- Veterans’ pension appeals
- Public interest environmental matters
- Separate representatives for children in Family Court matters
- Public interest coronial inquests
To find out in further detail in which areas legal aid is granted, view the Legal Aid Policies in Brief.
If you are unsure about your situation, or would like to arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor please contact us.