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Hello my name is ***** ***** I can help with this matter. The short answer to your question is no, you will not get a duty solicitor. Duty solicitors are only really made available when someone has been arrested and they require immediate advice from a solicitor. However, given the circumstances your niece could represent herself. It is really not difficult to do in these types of cases. What you would want to do is gather some financial evidence about her current financial circumstances and present these to the judge as mitigating factors. If a judgment is made agains her for the arrears then she can ask for "time to pay" and pay it up just like any other debt. Another route is legal aid. However, you would have to make an applications to the legal aid board. The best way to go about this is to speak to local solicitors and see if any of them will perhaps take the case on based on the application for legal aid. I will provide a link for you to find a local solicitor below. If she is in credit on court day then they really don't have a case and you can ask for the matter to be dismissed giving an undertaking (promise) to the court that the payments will continue to keep her in credit.
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