Vanguard Solicitors

A criminal injury is defined as any injury which is sustained by an innocent party as a result of a criminal act perpetrated by another party. The nature of the crime can vary widely. It may be that you are injured directly as a result of an assault upon your person - getting stabbed during a mugging, for example, or being the victim of a random street attack.

Our solicitors are personal injury specialists who deal with no win no fee criminal injury compensation claims. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. The CICA was established to ensure that victims of violent crime are offered statutory compensation.

CICA Criteria

The following criteria apply for no win no fee criminal injury compensation claims:

  • the incident should have been reported to the police promptly
  • value of the injuries should be £1,000 or greater
  • a claim should normally be made within two years of the violent incident
  • behaviour of all the parties before, during, and after the incident is considered
  • the victim should not have provoked the incident
  • unspent convictions are taken into account
  • the victim must co-operate fully with the CICA and the police
  • a claim may be made even if there was no criminal conviction
  • motoring offences are not considered unless a vehicle is used as a weapon
  • compensation for family violence may be awarded provided the offender doesn't benefit.

Why Choose Vanguard Solicitors?

Competitive Pricing
We offer a competitive price service, we may undercut others with our prices but that does not mean our service will be compromised in any way. We promise to maintain a high standard of work.


Dedicated Lawyer With Direct Access
You will have direct access to our qualified lawyers, who have in- depth knowledge in the relevant are of law. Upon instructing you will be allocated an experienced lawyer who will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case.


Relevant Law Explained
Laws in the UK change frequently. Our team of lawyers are trained regularly and are kept up to date on all the latest developments. We will advise you on the law.


Highest Success Rate
We are proud to claim that through our wealth of knowledge and experience we are able achieve the results that are needed. Our expert Lawyers put their full efforts in your case as we strongly believe in getting for you what you want.


Do you need advice or help with your legal issues?

Our solicitors will hold your hands throughout the process, liaising with all relevant government bodies, including UK Visas and Immigration, British Consulate, overseas agents and where necessary the courts.

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