Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 234 (Mar)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Grigson J

Representation Geoffrey Stephenson (instructed by Hewitson Becke & Shaw, Northampton) for the claimant.
  Jonathan Moffett (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 15 March 2002

Catchwords

Compensation - Criminal injuries - Procedure before appeal panel - Claimant not attending hearing of compensation appeal himself but represented by parents - Whether claimant 'absent' - Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1996, para 79.

The Case

An appellant before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel did not qualify for a re-hearing of his appeal under para79 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1996 when, although he himself was absent, representatives attended before the panel on his behalf, since, on its true construction, the word 'appellant' in that provision extended to an appellant's representatives.

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