What constitutes a crime of violence?
Jones v First-tier r Tribunal and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority  UKSC 19
Counsel: For the appellant: James Eadie QC, Ben Collins
For the respondent: Robert Glancy QC, Georgina Hirsch
Solicitors: For the appellant: Treasury Solicitor
For the respondent: Pattinson Brewer
The Supreme Court has held, in a difficult case, that the First-tier Tribunal had been correct in upholding the decision of
the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority not to award compensation to a driver who had been seriously injured when a suicidal
person ran onto a dual carriageway. As it was satisfied that no offence had been committed under the Offences against the
Person Act 1861 s20, the tribunal did not need to consider whether there had been a “crime of violence” for the purposes of
the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001.
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