Where you require legal advice or assistance, but cannot afford it, you may qualify for legal aid, to 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.
In the event that your case is taken on and is successful in Court, the Guernsey Legal Aid Service will seek the 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 telephone on + 44 1481 747530.
For further information on legal aid, the following links may be useful: