Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal guidance

Formerly known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP), we consider appeals against decisions made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). We only deal with appeals on claims for compensation for criminal injuries made on or after 1 April 1996 under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Claims for criminal injuries compensation are determined by the First-tier Tribunal of the Tribunals Service, a statutory body established by the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Act 2007.

First–tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation)

We deal with appeals against review decisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), on claims for compensation made on or after 1 April 1996, under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

The Tribunal is overseen by the Principal Judge (Criminal Injuries Compensation).

We have approximately 70 part-time Tribunal Judges and Members who are qualified to decide criminal injury compensation appeals. They are appointed by the Lord Chancellor and include people with legal and medical qualifications, and lay people from diverse backgrounds.

The Tribunal is supported by administrative staff based in Glasgow.

Our aim is to enable victims of violent crime to have their appeals decided sensitively fairly and independently in accordance with the Scheme.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

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