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Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme

The Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme provides legal assistance to the "sandwich class" whose financial resources exceed the limit allowed under the Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme, but below a certain amount.

Scope

Under the Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme, legal aid is available to claims involving the following types of cases where the claim is likely to exceed $75,000:

This scheme also covers claims brought by employees under Employees’ Compensation Ordinance and representation for employees in appeals against awards made by the Labour Tribunal, irrespective of the amount in dispute.

With effect from 1 April 2020, the Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme has been expanded to cover the following new types of cases where the claim is likely to exceed $75,000:

Eligibility Criteria

Like Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme, you have to pass the means test and the merits test.

9 Mar 2021