Posted by Alexia Simeoni | Solicitor
On 12th April 2018
Infants cannot legally pursue a claim themselves as they lack the necessary legal capacity. Instead, a litigation friend needs to be appointed to represent the injured child and act on their behalf.
It is the litigation friend who will instruct the solicitor to act on behalf of the infant claimant.
The litigation friend has to be someone above the age of 18 and must be competent to act. The litigation friend can be a parent, a family member, a friend or a guardian.