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Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme


The Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme covers civil proceedings in the District Court, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, the Court of Final Appeal, certain coroner’s inquests, as well as application to the Mental Health Review Tribunal. The types of cases include:

With effect from 30 November 2012, the Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme has been expanded to cover monetary claims in derivatives of securities, currency futures or other futures contracts when fraud, misrepresentation or deception is involved in respect of the sale.

Eligibility Criteria