Regina (Jones) v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) – WLR Daily

Regina (Jones) v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber): [2013] UKSC 19;   [2013] WLR (D)  142

“Where a tribunal found that a person who had committed suicide had been reckless as to whether his action would also cause injury to some other person, and it had in fact done so an offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm contrary to section 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 had been committed which was a ‘crime of violence’ entitling that other person to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. However, the question as to what the offender had actually foreseen was for the First-tier Tribunal to answer, not an appellate court, which should not readily intervene in issues best left for determination by specialist appellate tribunals by classifying them as issues of law.”

WLR Daily, 17th April 2013