The UK Rules
Miscarriage of Justice Compensation Scheme

Miscarriage of Justice Compensation Claims

There can be several ways to define a miscarriage of justice. A simple definition is the law court conviction and punishment of an innocent person for a crime they did not commit.

MOJAS GUIDE: But, you can also define the failure of a court or a judicial system to meet the ends of justice as a 'miscarriage of justice'.

Did your conviction get quashed or overturned by a court of law? If so you can apply for compensation if any of these apply:

This page explains the procedures to claim compensation for a miscarriage of justice United Kingdom.

Note: The online application for miscarriage of justice form is available in England and Wales only. A separate scheme exists in Scotland and in Northern Ireland.

What Happens Next?

Once you have applied you need to send the following to the Miscarriages of Justice Applications Service (MoJAS):

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Miscarriage of Justice Compensation ClaimPost or email your documents to Miscarriages of Justice Applications Service (MoJAS).

Miscarriages of Justice Applications Service
Criminal Justice Group
Ministry of Justice
4th Floor, Post Point 3.52
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ


Note: MoJAS can often get these documents from the Criminal Appeal Office or the relevant Crown Court.

There is also another way to apply. You can use the application for compensation after a miscarriage of justice form.

Miscarriage of Justice Compensation Scheme in the United Kingdom