COVID-19

COVID -19

During the current lockdown period our office is closed but the firm remains open for ongoing and new business. Appointments with our solicitors are available for a range of legal matters. Please email us on mail@cookstevenson.co.uk to arrange an appointment. If you need to speak to Fiona Cook call 07801 492368. To speak to Claire Stevenson call 07967 382698.

We are able to admit qualifying clients to Legal Aid during lockdown. If you receive Universal Credit or another state benefit you may be eligible. If you are working  we can still carry out a Legal Aid assessment.

Wills and Powers of Attorney can be covered by Legal Aid.

Kinship Carers

If you are a Kinship Carer looking for advice please check our dedicated website page for more information and contact us for an appointment.

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Civil Legal Aid

We have had a number of enquiries re the availability of civil legal aid for family cases – such as divorce/dissolution and residence and contact cases. The recent changes mentioned in the media apply to England where legal aid matters are determined by Westminster and there is a separate legal aid board. Civil legal aid remains available for family actions in Scotland.

As the media reporting has not made it clear that the changes do not apply to Scotland many clients have been anxious re their actions or prospective actions. We can give advice re availability for legal aid in your case and further information can be found on our website, by emailing us or on the Scotttish Legal Aid Boards website :- www.slab.org.uk

You can also email us details of your financial circumstances and we can advise whether you are eligible for legal aid before you meet with us. Please remember that all applications for legal aid require full disclosure of your financial circumstances and that we need to see evidence of all income and capital held by you.

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