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Coronavirus update

Bakers Solicitors remains open for business and available to support the clients who need us.

Our solicitors are working, our telephone lines are open, and we are determined to ensure it is ‘business as usual’ with minimal disruption.

Technology allows Bakers Solicitors to continue representing clients who face personal difficulties. All our staff members have access to laptops and our staff are well equipped to work remotely. We have invested heavily in IT in recent times, including a state-of-the-art internet-based telephone system and cloud-based software. This enables us to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Whilst our offices will remain open, we will, in most cases, conduct client meetings by telephone or video conference. Most importantly we will continue to be available for existing and new clients.

Our family law solicitors are familiar with the recently published guidance from the President of the Family Division and as such will be able to represent clients at court hearings remotely or in person. Our criminal defence solicitors are well-used to video link technology but will also continue to attend police stations and courts in person when needed.

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    Legal Aid & Eligibility

Family Legal Aid

The availability of legal aid for family law matters significantly changed on the 1 April 2013. 

Cases must be considered ‘exceptional’  for Legal Aid to be available, such as those involving child protection, abduction or if you are able to produce evidence of domestic abuse. In addition to this we are able to offer legal aid for children involved in family court proceedings.

If your case falls within a category that remains in scope for Legal Aid, it will also be necessary for you to pass a means test. This test will consider both your income and capital. Click here to visit the Legal Aid Agency 'Legal Aid Checker'.

We are one of very few firms that continue to hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency and can guide you through the eligibility process.

Please contact us on 01457 859 123 or email enquiries@bakers-solicitors.com for more information.

Testimonials


  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"


  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"


  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."


  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"


  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"


  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"


  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"


  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"


  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Bakers"


  • "Bakers fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone."


  • I couldn't have possibly have had a better lawyer than yourself to help me through such an agonising process. You have made the whole experience more palletable.


  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"


  • I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done i know its your job but the way you treated me I can't thank you enough. To you and everyone at Bakers I would just like to say thank you.

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