Funding family proceedings.

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  • Funding for family cases
    • Legal aid.
      • Severely limited Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
      • Four levels: (1) legal help (general advice) (2)  family help lower-work up to issue (3) family help higher-representation in proceedings (4) prep and rep at final hearing.
      • Only available in DV cases or certain other limited cases.
    • Private funding (sometimes monthly bills, fixed fees)
    • Sears Tooth agreement - solicitor takes payment at end when settlement reached.
    • Bank loan or family and friends loan.


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