Our vision is to make sure clients can access the help they need to address their legal problems. We work in partnership with solicitors and not-for-profit organisations to provide information, advice and legal representation to people in need. The Legal Services Commission (LSC) runs the legal aid scheme in England and Wales. We also make sure that people get the information, advice and legal help they need to deal with a wide range of problems.
The Legal Services Commission (LSC) looks after legal aid in England and Wales. We also make sure that people get the information, advice and legal help they need to deal with a wide range of problems. Each year the LSC helps more than two million people to deal with their legal problems.
We run the legal aid scheme, which safeguards some of society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Legal aid helps ensure access to justice by providing high quality advice, information and representation to people who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
It means clients can protect their rights by: getting early advice being able to defend themselves if accused of a crime taking a case to court when this is the best way to resolve a dispute.