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Justice and the law
Legal processes, courts, the police and victim support.
Understanding civil justice
Issues like debt, housing disputes, bankruptcy, divorce, and parental rights are dealt with in the civil justice system.
Apply to become a justice of the peace
Find out what a justice of the peace does and how you can apply to become one.
Miscarriage of justice: claim compensation
How to apply for compensation for a miscarriage of justice. Includes the Statutory Scheme and the Ex Gratia Scheme.
Help and advice
Help and advice about claiming compensation for a miscarriage of justice is available from solicitors, law centres, Citizens Advice or the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation.
Complain about a judge, sheriff or justice of the peace
How to complain about the behaviour of a judge, sheriff or justice of the peace.
How to apply
The person wrongfully convicted or charged or their solicitor can apply for compensation using the miscarriage of justice form.
Being arrested: your rights
Includes powers of arrest, rights in custody, legal advice at the police station, young people and vulnerable adults.
Get support as a victim or witness of crime
Find emotional support and practical information if you have been the victim of crime.
If a young person gets in trouble with the police
What happens if a child or young person gets in trouble with the police – includes the age of criminal responsibility and Children's Hearings.