What types of cases are handled by LAB?
LAB can represent you in civil proceedings, as set out in the Legal Aid and Advice Act.
Examples of these civil cases include, but are not limited to:
- Divorce (including divorces under the Administration of Muslim Law Act)
- Variation or enforcement of Court orders on ancillary matters in a divorce (e.g. maintenance of ex-wife and children, division of assets)
- Custody of children
- Monetary claims
- Appointment of a Deputy under the Mental Capacity Act
- Claims in tort, e.g. compensation for injuries from accidents or medical negligence
- Estate matters
(including the application for a Grant of Letters of Administration or Probate, which are documents authorising the personal representative(s) of a deceased person to deal with and distribute the deceased person’s assets)