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Other matters that are excluded from civil legal services

Any matter that is covered by any other legal aid scheme is excluded from the scope of civil legal aid and advice, even if the matter is nominally civil.

The Act also sets out a list of civil matters which are excluded from the scope of civil legal aid. These are known as “designated matters”, and are as follows:

  • defamation (except in cases where the applicant for legal services is based in another EU state, other than Denmark);
  • disputes concerning rights and interests in or over land;
  • small claim cases;
  • alcohol/club licensing;
  • conveyancing (when it is not connected to a matter for which legal services have already been provided);
  • election petitions – where a person challenges the result of an election;
  • applications made in a representative, fiduciary or official capacity; and
  • group/class actions.

But note that there are some exceptions to the designated matters – these are dealt with below.