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As mentioned in Part 1, the scope of civil legal aid is very broad. All matters of civil law are, in principle, included unless otherwise excluded – either because they are a “designated” matter under the Act, or because there is another legal aid scheme that deals with them.

Over 80% of the cases the Board deals with are family law. This Part of the Circular deals with some of the less common areas of practice a solicitor in the Board may deal with.