AP V FIRST TIER TRIBUNAL AND CICA  UKUT 368 The Applicant was a man aged 22. When he was aged 12, his father was attacked in the street and died. On 8 February 2010 he made a claim for criminal injuries compensation, contending that he had suffered mental disorder as a result of what had happened to his father. On the 4 April 2010, the CICA rejected the claim on the grounds (i) that the claim had not been received within 2 years from the date of the incident and (ii) that he did not fulfil the condition in paragraph 9(b) of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008 that he either witnessed and was present at the incident or was involved in its immediate aftermath. Full report here.
R V CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD EX PARTE WALLS 1999 SCLR 921 The Petitioner’s husband was convicted of sexual abuse of their daughters. When she heard about this, the Petitioner suffered serious psychological trauma. She made an application to the CICB but this was refused because the knowledge of the offender’s behaviour did not constitute personal injury directly attributable to a crime of violence. Full report here.
R V CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD EX PARTE KENT AND MILNE  EWHC Admin 625 The Applicants were the mother and step father of J, a child who was abused by her step grandfather. Both suffered a reactive depression as a result of this disclosure. Their child disclosed the abuse to both of them, and they went with her to the police. The child was interviewed by the police in the presence of her mother. Both parents were shown a pornographic video that the step grandfather had made. Full report here.
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