Legal Aid in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

If you require legal advice or assistance, but cannot afford it, you may qualify for legal aid which may pay for some or all of the costs. 

This facility is available for both civil and criminal cases, however it is only available to private individuals, not companies or groups of people. It can also only pay for legal advice, assistance, or Court proceedings that occur within the Bailiwick of Guernsey. 

To determine whether you qualify for this service, the Guernsey Legal Aid Service will assess your financial means and the likelihood of success of taking on the case. The Guernsey Legal Aid Service publishes a leaflet that provides further information. 

In the event that your case is taken on and is successful in Court, the Guernsey Legal Aid Service will seek reimbursement of all legal costs from any award from the Court.

The Guernsey Legal Aid Service may be contacted by email on [email protected], or by telephone on + 44 1481 227530.