If You Can't Get Legal Aid for Your Criminal Trial: How to Make A Rowbotham Application

For people facing serious and complex criminal charges who have been denied legal aid but cannot afford a lawyer. Explains why, how, and when to ask the judge to appoint a free lawyer. Includes a checklist of points to cover in court and copies of the necessary court forms.

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produced by
Legal Services Society
produced in
2015
last reviewed
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resource type
self-help & forms
tags
criminal trial, need a lawyer, can't get a lawyer, Rowbotham