Appealing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority review decision
Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors
Appealing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority review decision

The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Appealing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority review decision
  • Time limits for the appeal
  • Grounds for an appeal
  • Oral hearings
  • The appeal bundle
  • Directions

Time limits for the appeal

If the victim of crime is still unhappy with the decision made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), they have the option of appealing the decision to the first-tier tribunal created by the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. The appeals procedure will be governed by the Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008, SI 2008/2685.

The notice of appeal must be received by the first tier tribunal within 90 days of the decision. This 90 day period can be extended but the request to extend must have been made within the 90 day period. The request can be made on the Notice of Appeal itself. Only the Tribunal has jurisdiction to grant an extension and not the CICA.

Grounds for an appeal

If the victim of crime is appealing because no compensation award was made or because they are unhappy with the level of the award made, the appeal panel will either make a further decision, which will be informed in writing, or will

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