Yes, legal aid is still available in the UK, but the availability and scope of legal aid have been significantly reduced in recent years.
Legal aid is available for some instances, such as criminal cases where the defendant faces a custodial sentence or the loss of their liberty, cases involving child protection and domestic violence, and cases involving mental health law.
However, there are strict eligibility criteria for legal aid based on income and assets. Depending on their financial situation, individuals may be required to contribute to the cost of their legal representation. Additionally, legal aid funding is limited, and there may be waiting lists for legal aid services.
Suppose you think you may be eligible for legal aid. In that case, you should contact a legal aid provider in your jurisdiction to learn more about the criteria and the application process. Alternatively, you may wish to seek advice from a qualified legal professional who can help you explore all your options for obtaining legal representation.