The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act contains the framework for the legal aid scheme which came into force on 1 May 2012.

Individuals who require evidence of domestic violence and abuse in order to fund legal aid in private family law cases should first consult the Ministry of Justice website , before submitting their request in writing to:

Compliance and Disclosure Unit
West Midlands Police
PO Box 52 Birmingham
B4 6NQ

Alternatively, email them.