Leonard Cannings has Legal Aid contracts in the following areas of law:

Family Issues:

  • Family mediation to resolve disputes about children and finance on a relationship breakdown
  • Social Services being involved with your children
  • Injunctions against a violent or abusive partner or family member
  • Other family problems if you or your child have suffered or are at risk of violence or abuse
  • Forced marriages


  • Possession proceedings and eviction - including counterclaims for disrepair
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Homelessness including asylum support for accommodation
  • Anti social-behaviour cases
  • Harassment injunctions
  • Serious disrepair

Asylum & Immigration:

  • Asylum applications
  • Detention
  • Applying for indefinite leave to remain after relationship breakdown due to domestic violence or an EU citizen applying to stay after domestic violence
  • Applying to stay as a victim of trafficking
  • Proceedings before SIAC
  • TPIM notices
  • Applications for asylum support (if you have applied for housing and financial support)
  • Compensation claims relating to human trafficking and modern day slavery


  • Being arrested charged or questioned by the police