David Rees QC acts in Hinduja v Hinduja
David Rees QC appeared for the Defendants in Hinduja v Hinduja  EWHC 1533 (Ch). This case examined the requirements for the appointment of a litigation friend under Part 21 of the Civil Procedure Rules. The Claimant lacked capacity to conduct the claim. However, his proposed litigation friend failed to lodge a certificate of suitability at the time that the claim was started as required by CPR 21.5(2). Mrs Justice Falk held that the subsequent lodging of the certificate of suitability a month later did not act to constitute that person as the Claimant’s litigation friend and that this could only be achieved through an order of the court.
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