TMJ Legal Services would like to make sure that everyone in the community has equal access to our expert legal services and to further this objective we hold Legal Services Commission Specialist Quality Marks in the areas of Family Law and Housing.
Eligible clients will gain free advice and assistance in these areas of law. We find out if you are eligible at the first interview and ask you to come with evidence of income by way of 4 weeks wage slips, tax credits or evidence of benefits received from the DWP.
This scheme, more commonly known as “Legal Aid”, is available on a full range of matters including
- Domestic Violence and Civil Injunctions
- Children Issues*
- Property disputes between people who are living together but not married*
- Wills (in some circumstances e.g. over 70, disabled or caring for a disabled person or single parent wishing to appoint a testamentary guardian)
*Your case must involve either domestic violence issues, or Local Authority involvement with your children to be eligible for public funding
Public Funding is available for people on low or limited incomes. A whole range of factors are taken into account in determining whether somebody is eligible for Legal Aid and our experienced solicitors can advise you as to whether you qualify at your first initial appointment.
When you come for your first appointment bring with you evidence of your income. This evidence must be less than a month old at the date of your appointment. If you are on benefit bring in your letter from the DWP and your bank statement.
As most legal issues can easily become a costly business Legal Aid at TMJ Legal Services means that everyone can get the best possible service for the best possible price.
For further information, or to find out if you can qualify for legal aid you may also wish to visit the Legal Services Commission’s website at http://www.clsdirect.org.uk