Litigation friend

A litigation friend is a person who is appointed to make decisions on behalf of an injured claimant during a personal injury claim.

If the claimant is a child or is otherwise unable to handle their own claim, a litigation friend will usually be required and may be appointed by the courts.

Litigation friends are usually a friend, guardian or family member of the claimant.

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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