Legal aid refers to financial support provided by the state in order to ensure individual citizens’ access to the courts. As such, the purpose of legal aid is to ensure that citizens from all economic backgrounds have equal access to pursue litigation.
Current regulation on legal aid is found in the Administration of Justice Act, Ch. 41 (statutory order no. 964 of 26 June 2020, the Administration of Justice Act for the Faroe Islands) as well as in executive order no. 1481 of 30. November 2022 for the Faroe Islands concerning legal aid. The regulations are found at www.logir.fo.
Certain conditions must be met in order to receive legal aid. The conditions for receiving legal aid depend on the nature of the case, the financial status of the applicant, and that the applicant has a reasonable claim to pursue litigation
The application form for legal aid is found below: