Claiming damages from the offender

Northern Ireland

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These questions would be matters for the applicant, their representative and the Courts.

 

 

How can I claim damages or other means of redress/satisfaction from an offender in a trial (criminal proceedings), and who should I address this claim to?

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At which point in the criminal proceedings should I present a claim?

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What can I ask for in the claim and how should I present it (indicate a total amount and/or specify the individual losses, lost profits and interests)?

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Is there a specific form for such claims?

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What evidence do I need to present to support my claim?

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Are there courts fees or other costs linked to my claim?

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Can I get legal aid before and/or during the proceedings? Can I get it if I'm not living in the country where the proceedings take place?

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When would the criminal court dismiss or refuse to adjudicate on my claim against the offender?

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Can I appeal against such a decision or seek other means of redress/satisfaction?

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If I am awarded damages by the court, how do I ensure the judgement is enforced against the offender and what help can I get to ensure this?

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Last update: 07/05/2019

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