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Solicitor or barrister would likely to advise to obtain service from own means

Section 24(b)

The second of the general criteria is that we cannot grant legal advice or aid to someone who, were they to consult a solicitor or barrister in private practice, would be advised not to take the case. This is important because we do not have a limitless budget and cannot fund persons to take cases of little value and/or prospects of success. That is not to say that the person must have an absolute guarantee of success, if there is are reasonable prospects of success, legal aid may be granted.