Do I have to pay for a lawyer? At Clan Childlaw we can give you free legal advice which means that you will not have to pay to get advice and help from our solicitors. We can sometimes provide free representation in court or hearings where legal aid is not available. Most solicitors who work with children and young people can apply on your behalf for Legal Aid. Legal Aid can pay for a solicitor to do work on your behalf. Your solicitor will tell you about this. You may have to provide details and proof of what money you have to assess if you can get Legal Aid. You sometimes have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your case. More information on getting a lawyer.