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The Law Society has issued guidelines on Representation of children in public law proceedings, agreed by Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children. It updates Appendix 8 of Good Practice in Child Care Cases (The Law Society 2004). The 'Good Practice Note' seeks to clarify what solicitors should do where a court seeks to appoint them to represent children in cases where a guardian is not immediately available. It is not intended to relate to a situation where a solicitor is without instructions from the allocated guardian or where the guardian's physical attendance at court may not be possible. For the guidance see www.lawsociety.org.uk
This ready reference guide for all family court practitioners and judges provides a portable...