I can answer your questions and I can suggest how to find a lawyer in BC. I cannot do legal documentation or provide you with actual advice as only your own lawyer can do that. I cannot be your lawyer.
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You are not entitled to legal aid if you are not a resident of BC. If you can show that your are living in the UK temporarily that may work. It's not clear.
You may not have to return to BC because you can attend court by way of web of telephone conference.
I suggest you do contact legal aid and ask if you are eligible.
Also, you can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.
The number is:
As well you can get some free help here:
I don't know the law in the UK. You would have to contact legal aid there.
I am talking about legal aid in BC.
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