Independence of ACC reviewers


On 18 May 2011, the ACC minister announced the Dispute Resolution Services will become an Independent Crown Entity to address the widely held perception by ACC claimants that reviewers are judge and parties.

Kevin Hague - NZ green MP raised the question in parliament of how many reviewers were former ACC employees.

Claire Parry-Canet, Director of Advice and Advocacy Bureau, ACC law Specialist, addresses the issue of the reviewers independence and the fairness of the review process in a letter to Kevin Hague.

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