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Compensation applications require a watching brief

Author(s)Freckelton, Ian
Title Compensation applications require a watching brief
Source Law Institute Journal 83 (10) October 2009, p. 40 83 LIJ 40 Victoria.
Date 2009
Document type Journal article
Coverage Victoria, Australia
Summary This article examines the significance and complexities of applications for compensation under s85B of the Sentencing Act 1991, which enables victims of crime to seek compensation directly from offenders in Victoria. The forms of compensation available under the legislation are discussed and some of the significant case law that has arisen since the legislative is considered. Some guidelines for solicitors assisting victims in these applications are suggested.
Keywords Compensation; restitution; offenders; financial redress.

Compensation; restitution