What is Legal Aid?
Legal aid is a government programme which, in certain circumstances, can provide you with financial assistance to help pay for a lawyer. If certain matters arise, legal aid may be available for those who need a lawyer, but could not otherwise afford one.
Importantly, legal aid is considered a government loan. This means that in certain cases, you may be required to repay some, or even all of your legal aid. Whether or not this will be the case depends on various circumstances, such as your current financial situation, what assets you own, and whether or not you receive any money or property as a result of your case.