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Legel Aid and your rights?

As an applicant you have the following rights:

•to apply for Legrl Aid

•to a fair consideration of your application

•to a fair reading of the Legal Services Act, Regulations, and Policies as they concern your case.

•to appeal if you are denied Legal Aid

•to see information in your file in the Legal Aid office and in your lawyer's possession, as long as this will not harm anyone else

•to have information you give to any Legal Aid office or lawyer kept confidential.

•to receive full and proper representation from your legal aid lawyer within the guidelines for legal aid

•to complain to the Legal Services Board or the Law Society if you are not pleased with the service or behaviour of your Legal Aid lawyer