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Can someone get legal aid to renew their appeal, In Kent in

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Can someone get legal aid to renew their appeal
JA: Where are they? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: In Kent in England
JA: What steps have they taken so far?
Customer: Applied for permission to single judge to appeal sentnce. It was refused. Now has 14 days to renew application.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: can he put in a new appeal adding more information,
Hi, thank you for your message. Can you please clarify your last question?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
my son appealed against his sentence. It has been refused by the single judge and he has 14 days to reapply. Can he get legal aid for this and can he change his barrister? Also can he include new information on the appeal?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I don't have enough money for the option to speak to you on the phone so prefer to do it this way

Hi, thank you for your message.

1) If he claims benefits or has a low income, he may qualify for legal aid to help pay for legal advice or representation.Contact Civil Legal Advice here : https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice to check if he is eligible or use the GOV.UK legal aid checker here: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

2)

You might be able to find a pro bono lawyer by attending a LawWorks Clinic. The LawWorks Clinics Network is a network of free legal advice sessions that LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) supports. For more information and to find a network near you please visit the following website: https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice-individuals/find-legal-advice-clinic-near-you

You could also visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau ( For more information please visit: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/) or Personal Support Unit for advice about a legal problem (For more information please visit: https://www.thepsu.org/)

3) Yes he can change barrister and yes he can include new information in his appeal as long as it is relevant to the case.

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