Court costs & legal aid
If you are involved in court action you may have to pay a range of fees. If you are successful most of your costs will usually be paid by the other side.
However, if you fail you will usually have to pay your fees, the other side's fees and any amount that the judge awards to the other party unless you are using the small claims system or are receiving legal aid.
If you are successful most of your costs will usually be paid by the other side. If you aren't you will usually have to pay your fees and the other side's fees as well. More
Legal aid pays for a solicitor. You can get legal aid to pay for legal advice and assistance in some civil cases and criminal cases. More
Getting legal aid
Legal aid is means tested. However, over 90% of applicants get help without making any payments. More