Followed by its counterparts in England and Wales, Victim Support Scotland admits it no longer represents people in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases involving criminal injury compensation claims. The decision comes after Victim Support Scotland (VVS) was sued for £100,000 by an abuse survivor over the poor advice he received...
Victims of crime who appealed their initial offers made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme ended up being offered six times more, according to data obtained by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).  In the data obtained by the Association of Personal Injury...
A defendant solicitor has claimed the number of dishonest claims for industrial injury is on the rise, citing two such cases which were dismissed by the county court. The claims in Taylor v Metcalfe Farming Limited and Cope v WM Radford Transport Limited were both found to be...
A new compensation scheme for victims of child sexual abuse will be introduced in England, the home secretary announced last month. The announcement comes several months after a seven-year inquiry into institutional failings in England and Wales which recommended the creation of a redress...