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Litigation Friend and Rule 1.2 Representative Services


Who might need this: people who don't have the capacity to instruct a solicitor for legal proceedings; people who are in supported living, their own homes or shared lives and have a court authorised Deprivation of Liberty.


Litigation Friends conduct legal proceedings on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to do so. This includes instructing a solicitor. Sometimes advocates act as Litigation Friends as they know the person well.


The Litigation Friend will put forward the person’s views and wishes in court proceedings via their solicitor.


Our advocates can act as Litigation Friends when:



A Rule 1.2 Representative is appointed where a local authority applies to deprive someone of their liberty in a domestic setting, e.g. their own home or supported living.


The role of the Rule 1.2 representative is to:


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