Last year, the Police, Crime and Sentencing Act was enshrined into UK law, and serious concerns were raised about how it could impact people’s right to protest. In the face of seemingly rising activism across the country, from the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 to Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion’s protests more recently,...Read More
Getting arrested by the police can be a daunting and stressful experience. If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in such a situation, a good understanding of your personal rights, and the legal processes that should, but crucially do not always, follow an arrest can help to minimise the emotional impact. The police interview...Read More
When it comes to pursuing justice in cases of misconduct or wrongdoing by the police, having the right legal guidance and support is crucial. This article will detail the importance of using police complaints solicitors in your action against the police claim. From understanding the difference between a police complaint and a claim against the...Read More
Arnold Clark suffered a huge data breach at the end of 2022, which affected thousands of customers’ data. If you have been the victim of the Arnold Clark data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Thousands of people affected have already signed up to group class action claims in what may become...Read More
A robust and diligent police investigation is vital for upholding justice and ensuring the fair treatment of individuals involved in criminal cases. However, there may be instances where the police fail to conduct a thorough investigation, potentially resulting in significant consequences for victims and the justice system as a whole. This article will explore the...Read More
Instances of police brutality are a cause for concern, as they undermine public trust in law enforcement and violate individuals’ rights. If you have been a victim of police brutality in the UK, it is essential to understand your rights and the avenues available for seeking justice and compensation. This article will provide some introductory...Read More
Research from the NSPCC suggests that around half a million children in the UK suffer abuse every year. However, it’s widely acknowledged that child abuse is vastly underreported — minors don’t feel empowered to come forward, are too scared to speak up, or sadly, don’t realise they are being abused. Claiming compensation for a child can be...Read More
Regardless of whether your attacker was caught or convicted by the police, you can make a criminal injury claim. The government has set up an organisation, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA), to provide innocent victims of violent crimes with compensation. Trying to process a traumatic incident whilst making a compensation claim can leave you...Read More
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) provide compensation to innocent victims of violent crimes. You can claim for a range of different reasons via the scheme, detailed in CICA’s extensive tariff system. There are strict eligibility criteria that you must meet for CICA to provide you with compensation. Who is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority?...Read More
Making a successful claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is no easy task. People entitled to compensation under the scheme can end up with their claims rejected due to simple errors or missing evidence. The government established CICA in 1964 to grant innocent victims of violent crimes with compensation. They receive over 30,000 applications every...Read More
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