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Legal Aid

At Crockett & Co. Solicitors we believe everyone should be entitled to legal representation and as such take great pride in being able to provide publicly funded legal advice. There have been a number of substantial changes to legal aid in recent years however our staff remain committed to ensuring those who are entitled to legal aid receive any such advice.

Legal aid is available in some areas of family law despite the recent Government cuts and at our first meeting with you we will consider your individual case and needs and advise whether you are eligible for legal aid.

What Are The Changes That Have Been Made To Legal Aid, I Am On Benefits Do I Qualify Still?

Legal Aid is available for some family cases and is both means (income) and merits tested. Please attend one of our drop in clinics or make an appointment for a free 15 mins appointment to discuss eligibility.

Fixed Fees

We understand the need for knowing the full costs of instructing a Solicitor before advising whether to take any further action. In some cases it is possible for us to carry out work on your behalf on a fixed fee basis as opposed to the traditional hourly rate. Please speak to a member of staff to see if this is something we are able to assist with.

Fee Paying Arrangments

We offer a number of different fee paying arrangements suitable to your individual needs. We will be honest and open about our fees from the very beginning, which will be charged at an hourly rate. We will ask for a payment on account in the first instance and give you an estimate of what we would expect the case to cost overall. We will provide running totals at regular intervals so that you are always informed of the work we do on your behalf.

We are flexible about payment methods and can offer a direct debit system so that you pay as you go. We accept debit and credit cards.

What Are Your Charges?

Contact us to discuss Legal Aid.

Currently for Private clients we offer hourly rates from £90-£250 depending on experience and Fee Earners.


  • Single Will - £125 +VAT.
  • Mirror Will - £225 +VAT.
  • Codicil - £75-£120 +VAT.
  • Fixed Fee Divorce - £500 +VAT plus court fee.
  • Standard Hearing - £300 +VAT plus parking/travel.
  • Children Act Hearing : 1st Hearing/Draft application - £450 +VAT plus parking and court fee.
  • Return Dates - priced per hearing, depending on time, plus parking.
  • FLA/Non Molestation without Notice - £550 +VAT plus parking and server fee.


As well as our costs there be other charges we have to pay out on your behalf, we will advise at the outset if we believe any of these additional costs will apply to your case and we will keep you updated as your matter progresses.

Home Visits

Home visits may be available- this depends on individual circumstances so please enquire.

Do You Deal With Forced Marriage?

Yes we do and can book interpreters if required for you once we have agreed funding.

Do You Have Disabled Access?

Currently we do not have disabled access to our premises, home visits may be available please enquire with our office.

What Are Your Opening Times?

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9am – 5:30pm and Friday 9am – 5pm.

What Is Your Address And Directions? Where Are You Near?

Please see here for our full address and map.

What Is Your Fax Number? What Is Your DX Number

Our fax number is 0113 226 0110 and our DX number is 26434 Leeds Park Square.


Our Reported Cases

R (a child) (2019) EWCA Civ 895

  • Appeal against a finding that a grandmother, represented by Helen Crockett, was in the pool of possible perpetrators of an injury to a young child. Appeal allowed on the basis that the Judge’s finding went further than the evidence allowed. Court of Appeal clarifies the test for permission to appeal.

X (A Child), Re [2018] EWHC 3883 (Fam)

  • Helen Crockett represented intervenor Childminder in care proceedings where she was faced with allegations that she had caused injury to a child.

Re B and G (children) (No 2) (2015) EWFC 3

  • Are proceedings in which the important issue was whether a girl had been subjected to Type IV Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and if she had, what the implications of that were in relation to planning for her and her brother’s future. The local authority was unable on evidence to establish that G either has been or is at risk of being subjected to any form of FGM. We represented father and instructed Queens Counsel. Father was successfully exonerated and the child was placed in his care.

A Local Authority v X, a mother & Ors (2015) EWFC B114

  • Helen Crockett represented Father in care proceedings who was faced with allegations of abuse to his children.

Leeds City Council v LZ & Ors (2015) EWFC B28

  • This application arises from findings in previous care proceedings of serious inflicted injuries having been sustained. Mother represented by Helen Crockett. Order for contact made.

M (a child) (2013) EWCA Civ 132

  • Care proceedings. Mother represented by Helen Crockett. Appeals by parents against dismissal of applications to vary no contact order. Appeals dismissed.

K (a child) (2010) EWCA 478

  • Application by father, represented by Helen Crockett, for permission to appeal, with appeal to follow, an order refusing him direct supervised contact with daughter. Application granted and appeal allowed.


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