If you have legal costs but cannot afford to pay for them, you may be able to apply for legal aid.
First, you will need to find a solicitor that is willing to take on legal aid work – you can use this online tool to help you find one.
When you have found a solicitor, they will talk you through the process so you know what to expect. You will also need to be able to prove that you can’t afford to pay your legal fees, and in some cases you may be asked to pay back some of the money at a later date. Take a look at all your options for legal help – as you may be able to have the full amount paid for by the government, depending on your circumstances.
Legal aid can help towards the cost of legal advice from a solicitor, such as negotiating with the other party, how to deal with paperwork and what your rights are in the eyes of the law. It can also help with court fees.
You can apply for legal aid here