Re PV

Mental health – Court of Protection. Following an application by the local authority to the Court of Protection in relation to a patient PV, the official solicitor sought guidance in relation to the role of the Court of Protection in connection with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The Court of Protection gave guidance in particular to cases in which the CICA required a trust to be created in order to exclude any possibility that the assailant might benefit from the compensation award. Those cases were almost exclusively in the context where the assailant was a family member.

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