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Legal Aid

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 September 2013

Need advice about accessing Civil Legal Aid? Paul Lewis and guests take your calls on Wednesday's Money Live. Call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk

If you need legal advice, representation or help at court but can't afford the costs who can you turn to?

Perhaps you have a family or domestic problem or you're involved with a dispute about welfare benefits, housing, debt, discrimination, education or another issue?

While the Legal Aid system has been radically reformed this year you may still be entitled to help, depending on the case and on your income or savings.

If you want to find out more, presenter Paul Lewis and guests will be waiting to answer your question on Wednesday's Money Box Live. Paul Lewis will be joined by:

Graham Harding, Law Society of Scotland's Civil Legal Aid Committee

Richard Miller, Head of Legal Aid, The Law Society

Pamela Fitzpatrick, Harrow Law Centre

Steve Kirwan, Solicitor and Collaborative Family Lawyer, Nowell Meller Solicitors

To talk to the team call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson.



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