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Lawyer backs crime compensation changes

Posted by: Cheryl Robinson
Category: In the News

Compensation for crime victims will be speeded up if changes are made to the body responsible for payments, an island lawyer said yesterday.

Cristen Suess, of law firm Wakefield Quin, said the proposal to replace a judge with a senior barrister as chairman of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board was “positive”.

She added: “Although the changes put forward may seem simple, the effect will be such that there will certainly be a redistribution of court resources, which I think will have an impact on reducing delays, saving time and cost.”

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