How we get paid

We get legal aid for police station cases, for magistrate’s court cases, for cases at the Crown Court and in the Court of Appeal.

We take on private clients. Most working people, even those on a low wage, may not be eligible for legal aid for criminal defence in the magistrate’s court. We offer fixed fees for many cases.


We attract grant funding for our project work; training and outreach on criminal justice issues.

Commons is the trading name of Commons Law Community Interest Company, a co-operative, not-for-profit, limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales registration number 10383728. Commons is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, number 634632. A copy of the SRA's rules can be found at

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