Reviewing the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority decision
Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors
Reviewing the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority 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:

  • Reviewing the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority decision
  • Reasons for reviewing the decision
  • Time limits
  • The application process
  • Notification of outcome of review

Reviewing the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority decision

Reasons for reviewing the decision

If the victim of crime is dissatisfied with the original decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), either because no award has been made or because the award made is too low, they can ask for the decision to be reviewed. Note that there is no guarantee that a review of the CICA decision will result in an increase in an award being made and it could result in a less favourable decision.

Time limits

Should an applicant wish to review a CICA decision, the application for a review in a 2008 scheme case must be received by the CICA within 90 days of the date of its original decision. It is important to ensure that receipt is achieved within the specified time. For 2012 scheme cases the applicant

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