Carson’s (Eileen) Application (Leave Stage)

JurisdictionNorthern Ireland
JudgeColton J
Judgment Date2016
Neutral Citation[2016] NIQB 3
Date11 January 2016
CourtQueen's Bench Division (Northern Ireland)
1
Neutral Citation No. [2016] NIQB 3 Ref:
COL9829
Judgment: approved by the Court for handing down Delivered:
11/01/2016
(subject to editorial corrections)*
2015 No 6338/1
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION (JUDICIAL REVIEW)
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Carson’s (Eileen) Application (Leave Stage) [2016] NIQB 3
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION BY EILEEN CARSON
FOR LEAVE TO APPLY FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW
AND IN THE MATTER OF A DECLARATION OF THE CRIMINAL INJURIES
COMPENSATION APPEAL PANEL NORTHERN IRELAND MADE ON
22 OCTOBER 2014
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COLTON J
[1] This is an application for judicial review of a decision of the Criminal Injuries
Compensation Appeal Panel (Northern Ireland) (“CICAPNI”) made on 22 October
2014, leave having been granted by Treacy J on 3 June 2015. There are two further
judicial reviews arising from the same set of circumstances brought on behalf of the
children of Eileen Carson.
Background
[2] The applicant married Robert John Carson on 18 July 1992. There are two
children of the family who are 20 years of age and 13 years of age respectively.
Robert Carson died on 1 February 2003 as a result of a gun attack on a taxi in which
he was a passenger. Another passenger John Maurice Gregg was also killed.
According to the police report in relation to the matter Gregg was a prominent
member of the UDA and was the target of the gun attack which was indiscriminate
in the sense that the gunmen did not care who else was shot as long as Mr Gregg
was killed.
[3] At the time of his death Mr Carson was a stained glass artist and provided
financial support for his wife and two children.

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