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Litigation friend ordered to pay £42,000 costs for ‘wholly inadequate’ performance

23rd November 2023

Law Gazette

A litigation friend who was said to be suffering from depression has been ordered to pay more than £42,000 in costs after a judge found his performance ‘wholly inadequate’.

The judgment in Y v Z centred on financial remedies proceedings arising out of the divorce between Mr Y, the husband, and Dr Z, the wife.

Dr X, as he is referred to in the Family Court judgment, was, for a time, Z’s litigation friend but, from April 2023 had ‘given up doing anything very much in his role’. He later formally applied to be discharged.

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