What kind of matters can you get legal aid for

Legal aid may be granted to individuals whose case is being heard in a Finnish court or whose place of residence is in Finland. Legal aid may not be granted to companies or associations. A person pursuing a business may be given legal aid in court proceedings relating to the business, but in other matters relating to the business only if there is a special reason for it.

Legal aid will not be given, if the matter is of little importance to the applicant, if legal aid would be clearly pointless or if the pursuit of the matter would constitute an abuse of process.

Published 24.2.2014