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Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Sections 52 and 53: County court applications by a person aggrieved

These two sections grant a person aggrieved the right to apply to the county court for compensation.  There must first have been a finding by the NIPSO that the person has suffered an injustice.  The action is against the listed authority which has caused the injustice. In addition to ordering compensation, the county court can make any other order it thinks appropriate (for example directing the listed authority to do something to right the wrong).  The claim itself must be made by an individual.

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