NSW - Victims of Crime

This article will show you how to:

To create a new Victims of Crime matter, follow the steps below. 

  1. Click New Matter from the Home Screen
  2. Select State: NSW
  3. Select Matter Category: Personal Injury
  4. Select Matter Type: Victims of Crime
  5. Enter the Applicant, including all relevant details
  6. Enter Victims Services and then select the Victims Services Details layout to add the Reference Number
  7. Select 'Incident Details' to enter the Incident Date and Place. You can also record the Location Type, Nature of Incident, Description of Incident and Offender here
  8. Enter the Police Station/s and then select the Police Details layout to add the Date Reported and Police Event Number
  9. Enter the Doctor/s and then select the Doctor Details layout for each Doctor to add the Doctor Type and select whether they are the Nominated Treating Doctor or giving evidence
  10. Enter the MedicoLegal/s and then select the MedicoLegal Details layout for each MedicoLegal to add the MedicoLegal Type and select whether they are giving evidence
  11. To add Uncommon Contacts and Layouts to your matter, open the Matter Settings and select the appropriate contact from the Parties & Data available in your matter.
    For Victims of Crime (NSW), the available parties include Deceased, Accountant, Barrister, Previous Solicitor and Additional Contacts:

Change existing General matter to Victims of Crime

Existing NSW General matters can be easily changed to Victims of Crime as follows:

  1. Open your existing General matter (used for Victims of Crime)
  2. Open Matter Type
  3. Select change...
  4. Select new Matter Type as Personal Injury > Victims of Crime
  5. Select OK:
  6. Enter Reason For Change
  7. Select OK:
  8. Your matter will now appear as 'Victims of Crime', with the party roles and layouts that are available in the Victims of Crime matter
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