I spent 1year in a sex offenders unit. I won a appeal against what i was accused off as according to high court there was no offence. Do i have the right to claim for compensation?
Province/Country relating to question : scotland
Hello,I will do my best to help you with this.Have you now been acquitted then?
yes high cout said there was no case to anser to also i now believe it was a test case
OK. There are two schemes under which you can claim for compensation. The rules are fairly complex but there is a statutory scheme and an ex-gratia scheme. The rules of the statutory scheme are here:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/law/miscarriages/Compensation-Scheme/compensationschemeIf you are not eligible under the statutory scheme, there is the ex-gratia scheme, the rules of which are here:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/law/miscarriages/Compensation-Scheme/ExGratiaSchemeYou also have the right of appeal to the Scottish ministers if your claim is rejected. I would recommend that you do apply and the I attach a link to the application form here:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/254430/0117800.pdfPlease let me know if I can help you further?Best wishesJohn
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