Legal aid

Jersey legal aid is not provided by the States of Jersey. 

It is a service provided by the legal profession in Jersey at their expense under which people who cannot afford a lawyer or are unable to obtain one, can do so. It is granted to individuals who cannot otherwise afford to pay the full cost of legal representation, and who need that representation.

The lawyer appointed is permitted to charge a reasonable fee, but must act within Guidelines set down by the Law Society of Jersey.

Legal aid services are provided on a rota by lawyers who have been qualified for less than fifteen years.  A legal aid client is appointed a lawyer they do not have the right to choose.

Legal aid is administered by the Law Society of Jersey.  Please follow the link for more information.


Chief Executive Officer
The Law Society of Jersey
P.O. Box 493
St Helier

Tel: +44 (0)1534 613920 (Office) or  +44 (0)1534 734826 (CEO)