Professional Litigation Friend Services
When someone lacks mental capacity to conduct their own court proceedings, with or without a solicitor, they will require the court appointment of a litigation friend to conduct it on their behalf. A litigation friend is required to act in that person’s best interests and provide instructions on their behalf.
A litigation friend can be: a family member or friend; a professional advocate; a Solicitor or a Court of Protection deputy. As a last resort, the Court will appoint the Official Solicitor.
The litigation friend plays a crucial role in ensuring that the voice of the individual who lacks capacity is heard before the Court. It is therefore vital for the individual that the right person is appointed. Complex Court cases can be very demanding and overwhelming for those who do not have experience in that field of work. EMG Solicitors are highly capable litigation friends and have acted as such in high value, complex and even international matters.