The applicants sought through their litigation friends to oppose the decision of the respondent to close their junior school. The respondent said the proceedings were an abuse, having been brought in the children’s names solely to obtain legal aid.
Held: The Richmond case said that such applications should be made by the parent, not the child, save exceptionally. An application on the basis that the proceedings were an abuse having been brought in the child’s name solely in order to obtain public funding of the case would require clear evidence, and no such evidence existed here.
Scott Baker J
England and Wales
Cited – Regina v Richmond Upon Thames London Borough Council and Another, Ex Parte JC (A Child) CA 10-Aug-2000
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Updated: 24 December 2020; Ref: scu.177480