Criminal Injuries Compensation

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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal will double in size as part of landmark reforms aimed at better serving victims of violent crimes. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was introduced in 1974 and has only been revised once, in 1986. The new changes have been described as a "first ste

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The Court of Appeal has ruled on two appeals relating to the procedural fairness of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. The judgment, delivered by Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh, rejected arguments that legal aid should be provided to people availing of the scheme. The court a

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Practising barristers and solicitors have been invited to apply for part-time positions on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. Justice Minister Helen McEntee today launched the recruitment process for new members and a chair to be appointed for a five-year term beginning 1 January 2021.

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The same household rule has been removed from Northern Ireland's criminal injuries compensation scheme, Justice Minister Naomi Long announced today. The changes to the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2009 will bring Northern Ireland in line with the compensation scheme for vic

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