When making a claim for compensation, it is not uncommon to come across a number of legal terms which may seem complex and confusing.
As part of the service with Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to make the claim process as straightforward and transparent as possible. We publish these handy jargon buster articles, so that our clients may benefit from our knowledge and better understand how the claim process works.
Let’s have a look at judicial review.
Is judicial review just another word for an appeal?
For the budding legal eagles among us, it’s a time for a quick law lesson. Judicial review is distinct from an appeal in several ways, but the significant difference is the basis on which either is sought.
While an appeal is seen as a rerun of proceedings from the very beginning, albeit in a superior court, judicial review concerns itself with the decision-making of the inferior court. This may sound a little confusing, but to break it down, an appeal is based on a point of fact, for example when new evidence comes to light.
Judicial review, however, is sought on a point of law. This means that the facts of the case are not in dispute but rather how the judge of the inferior court applied a particular law to a set of circumstances. A number of legal remedies are available to those who seek judicial review such as compensation and mandatory orders in the form of injunctions.
Making a claim for compensation
If you’ve been injured as the result of an accident within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers who will talk you through the claim process and can give you a guideline amount of how much compensation you could expect.
Although we’ve discussed appeals and the term judicial review in this article, it’s important to remember that the vast majority of our claims are in fact settled outside of court. This means that our clients can expect an efficient resolution when it comes to making a claim for compensation.
What kinds of accidents could I make a claim for?
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms and we specialise in all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents to name a few. We boast over 15 years’ experience and could help you to get the amount of compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice