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What is legal aid?

If you find yourself in a dispute and you and the other party are unable to solve the matter, you could require help from a lawyer or a legal practitioner.

To pay the cost of a lawyer or legal practitioner you must first use the legal protection cover that is included in your home insurance. If you do not have insurance, you could be entitled to legal aid in certain circumstances.

What does legal aid include?

Receiving legal aid does not mean that the state automatically pays all your costs for a lawyer or legal practitioner.

The basic idea is that you pay part of the cost in the form of a legal aid fee.

Legal aid includes:

  • Part of the cost for your lawyer/legal practitioner for up to 100 hours (in the case of persons under the age of 18 who have no income or wealth, the whole cost could be covered). Legal aid can be increased if there are special reasons.
  • The cost of evidence in a general court, the Market Court and the Labour Court.
  • Investigation costs up to SEK 10,000 (excluding VAT).
  • Costs for interpreting and translation.
  • The court application fee (if you are receiving legal aid at the time of the application).
  • Copies of documents from authorities, documents that have been served etc.
  • The cost of a mediator.

Senast ändrad: 2013-06-27