Legal Aid

We have a Family legal aid contract to deliver services from our Enfield office and a Criminal Contract to deliver services from our Cheshunt Office.


In 2013 changes were made to the scope of legal aid for family matters. Because of this legal aid is no longer available for the areas below unless there is documentary evidence of Domestic Violence. 


  • Divorce

  • Financial issues arising from a relationship breakdown

  • Contact/residence disputes


Documentary evidence of domestic violence must be in the form of:-

  • An injunction or undertaking given in court in the past 24 months.

  • A conviction, caution or on-going criminal proceedings relating to an assult.

  • Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) plan in place.

  • Findings made at court relating to the other party’s behaviour.

  • Admission to a refuge within the last 24 hours.


To find out if you are eligible for legal aid please use the eligibility calculator below


Eligibility Calculator

If you are not eligible for legal aid, please speak to one of our Lawyers as we can offer low cost initial consultations.

Shepherd Harris & Co is the trading name of Shepherd Harris & Co Ltd a Limited Company in England and Wales, Registered No. 09132551

Its registered office is at 96 Silver Street, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3EL. Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 614728.

Also situated at : - 99-101 Crossbrook Street, Waltham Cross, EN8 8JR

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Our skilled and caring staff provide a high quality and efficient service

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