Legal Aid Services
Legal Aid services in East Devon
I am pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract to undertake Family Law Legal Aid work from 1st April 2013. This means I am available to act for parents and children in Care Proceedings and for those escaping Domestic abuse. Legal Aid services in East Devon are quite limited. For example, there are no Solicitors who are based in Seaton or Axminster who are family specialists and carry out work under Legal Aid. It also turns out that we are the only mediation service in East Devon which has a contract to provide legally aided family mediation. It is true that “advice deserts” are starting to appear. I chose Honiton as a location, not just because we live near here, and I like Honiton as a place, or because the East Devon Business Centre is so good. I also decided to practice in Honiton because it is accessible from Seaton, Colyton, Beer, Axminster, Chard, Cullompton, Sidmouth and Ottery St. Mary, especially because we have lots of free parking at the centre. I wanted to provide an accessible and quality service for fellow residents of East Devon. This legal aid contract is another step along the way to create the progressive practice I want to lead.