Re AB; AB v LCC (A Local Authority)  EWHC 3151 (COP)
There is no impediment to a RPR acting as a litigation friend to P in a s21A application provided that: (i) the RPR is not already a party to the proceedings; (ii) the RPR fulfils the COP rule 140 conditions (that he can fairly and competently conduct proceedings on behalf of P, and has no interests adverse to P's); (iii) the RPR can and is willing to act as litigation friend in P's best interests; and (iv) the procedure as set out in COP rule 143 is complied with. The judge set out the pros and cons of this course of action; in this case, he appointed the RPR to as P's litigation friend.
AB (by litigation friend Natalie Wood) v (1) LCC (a Local Authority), (2) The Care Manager of BCH
Before: Mostyn J
Mr John McKendrick (instructed by Maxwell Gillott) for the Applicant
Mr Leon Stringer (instructed by a Local Authority) for the 1st Respondent
The 2nd Respondent appeared in person
 All ER (D) 37 (Dec)