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Thames Valley Air Ambulance

I had the pleasure of visiting  Thames Valley Air Ambulance  at RAF Benson to see the fantastic work they do in providing life-saving care to the most  seriously injured  or  ill people . Each day an average of 3 people in the...

Drinking alcohol when pregnant could become a criminal offence

A council in the North West of England is seeking criminal injuries compensation after a six-year-old girl was left with growth problems caused by her mother’s excessive alcohol consumption during pregnancy. If the Court of Appeal rules that the...

Metropolitan police liable for breach of human rights with sexual assault victims

The High Court has recently ruled that the Metropolitan Police was liable to claim for failures in its investigation for sexual assault for breaches of the Human Rights Act in its treatment of two women. Two women were seriously sexually assaulted by a...

Rottweiler attack victim unable to claim compensation

There has been much in the  Reading press recently  about an elderly man treated in hospital after he was attacked by two Rottweilers in Cintra Park, Reading in June. The pensioner was in the park when he saw three teenagers with the...

Crime victims see compensation slashed

Victims of violent crime who suffer minor injuries will no longer be eligible for compensation following changes to the  Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICA) . In September 2012 the Justice Minister Helen Grant had promised to reconsider...

Backtrack on CICA reforms

In a dramatic turnaround,  the Government has announced a rethink of its plans to reform the  Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Scheme . Personal injury lawyers and workers unions had expressed great concern following publication in...

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority shake up

The Ministry of Justice has announced proposals in its consultation document “Getting it right for victims and witnesses” to end  compensation payments  for crime victims for claims below £2,500 and to significantly reduce...

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