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litigation friend


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(in civil proceedings) A person responsible under Part 21 of the Civil Procedure Rules for the conduct and cost of legal proceedings instituted on behalf of, or against, a child or a mentally disordered person. Before the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999 such a person was called a next friend or a guardian ad litem. See also children's guardian; Official Solicitor.

Subjects: Law.


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