Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel NI (CICAPNI), Belfast, Northern Ireland


The Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel for Northern Ireland (CICAPNI) is part of a new tariff based system for dealing with claims for compensation introduced from 1 May 2002 by the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002.

The Panel is a non-statutory tribunal with 18 Panel Members, including the Chairman, with its headquarters in Belfast. The Office is administered and funded by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service which is an Agency of the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland. It operates independently of the Compensation Services.


The Tribunals Hearing Centre
2nd Floor, Royal Courts of Justice
Chichester Street
Belfast BT1 3JF

Tel: 0300 200 7812


The Presenting Officer (POS):

The Compensation Services
6th Floor, Millennium House
Great Victoria Street
Belfast BT2 7AQ

Tel: 0300 200 887

Fax: 028 9026 1336


Note: This provides information about the 2002 and 2009 Schemes and helps applicants fill in their application form.

Victim Support Northern Ireland:

Annsgate House
70/74 Ann Street

Tel: 028 90244039

Fax: 028 90313838


Decision Making

The purpose of the Appeals Panel is to support the victims of violent crime by determining promptly, impartially, fairly and independently in accordance with the Scheme, appeals against review decisions made by the Compensation Services.

Appeal Form

Click here for Appeal Form Example Notice of Appeal Form (PDF)

Oral Hearing of Appeals

If you have any queries about this leaflet, please contact The Panel at the address listed below. Alternatively you may wish to contact Victim Support for Northern Ireland who will also be able to provide assistance.

Criminal Injuries Appeals Panel for Northern Ireland
2nd Floor, Royal Courts of Justice
Chichester Street
Belfast BT1 3JF

Tel: 028 9041 2204 or 028 9041 2261

Hearing Centre:

Tel: 028 90 41 2326

Fax: 028 90724826



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