405. Amount of compensation for miscarriages of justice.

405.     Amount of compensation for miscarriages of justice.

Where an assessor1 is required to assess the amount of compensation payable2 to or in respect of a person for a miscarriage of justice, in assessing so much of any compensation payable as is attributable to suffering, harm to reputation or similar damage, the assessor must have regard in particular to: (1) the seriousness of the offence of which the person was convicted and the severity of the punishment resulting from the conviction; and (2) the conduct of the investigation and prosecution of the offence3. The assessor may make