Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

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Course Overview

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) is a government funded scheme which serves to compensate victims of violent crime. It also represents a growth area for many PI practitioners seeking to increase their revenue stream in the post-Jackson era. This course is essential viewing for those who would like to expand their area of expertise and wish to add handling applications for compensation through the CICS to their case load.

This course is aimed at solicitors with little or no knowledge of this specialist area of PI practice and will provide practitioners with an overview of the CICS process, guidance on eligibility rules, how to make an application, how to pursue a claim under the compensation scheme and how to challenge a decision made by the CICA.

This course will also be of interest to trainee solicitors, legal executives and paralegals who wish to increase their knowledge of this area of law and ultimately advise clients in their own right.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understand of how the CICS scheme operates in practice
  • Be able to determine whether the client qualifies for compensation and be able to advise them accordingly
  • Have considered what qualifies as an eligible event and what incidents are excluded
  • Be able to advise the client regarding the appeals process and undertake an appeal, if required

What is the target audience?

  • PI practitioners

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About Instructor - Gary Barker

Gary qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and spent 20 years with two high street practices, specialising in civil litigation and personal injury work. At both firms he took on responsibility for practice development which was to see a fourfold increase in their growth.

He also took on a part-time training role, working for a number of course providers and, with the advent of the Woolf reforms, was soon presenting courses virtually full time.

From 2001 to 2004 he was Head of Practice Development at the Law Society.

Gary is now a practicing solicitor again, which he combines with being a costs consultant and a freelance trainer.

Gary is also an assistant lecturer at the Open University and an occasional contributor to legal discussions on national radio.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    01:01:42

Documentation

  • Slides
    42 Page

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  • Price
  • £ 60