litigation friend


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litigation friend

n
(Law) law a person acting on behalf of an infant or other person under legal disability. Former name: next friend
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It means the mother and daughter's unique legal action includes the girl's guardian who is acting as an ocial litigation friend.
The other applicants are Stuart Bracking, Paris L'amour, Anne Pridmore and John Aspinall, who brought his case with his mother, Evonne Taylforth, acting as his litigation friend.
For example, Mills & Reeve acted for the PCT in Rachel Gunter (by her litigation friend and father Edwin Gunter) v South Western Staffordshire Primary Care Trust, which is the example given in 'Personal health budgets: first steps', the Government report published in 2009.
R, through his stepfather as litigation friend, issued judicial review proceedings in August 2008.
R, by his litigation friend and stepfather, applied for judicial review of the decision to discharge him from section 20 accommodation, arguing that he should continue to be treated as a looked after child.
A Litigation Friend will normally be a child's parent or guardian.
Sarah JC (by her Litigation Friend DL) v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council High Court Queen's Bench Division (Mr Michael Supperstone QC) 29 October 2008 [2008] EWHC 2551 (Admin)
Mr Paddison, acting as his son's litigation friend, claimed David's condition was as a result of oxygen starvation at birth.
There was no reported case dealing with the inter-relationship between Article 6 and the involvement of the OS as litigation friend for a party without capacity, and it would be useful to consider this aspect in dealing with the application for leave to appeal.
Contract notice: Contract for the provision of a service for Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards Representatives & Litigation Friends and Advocacy Safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014.