Opposing legal aid award
Can I stop my ex-partner from receiving legal aid?
When civil legal aid is applied for to take a case to court the Legal Aid Board writes to that person’s opponent to tell that that legal aid is being considered. This letter will include a copy of the applicants statement about the case. You can write to the Legal Aid board giving reasons why you oppose legal aid. This can either challenge whether they are financially entitled to receive legal aid or say that it is unreasonable for public money to be spent on the case. For example, you could say that an offer to take part in family mediation has not been accepted. Further information is available on the Legal Aid Board site.