Four children joined as Notice Parties to judicial review of their care order

in these proceedings as Notice Parties, if it considered that to be appropriate under Order 84.

In the present proceedings, the Court found that each child had a vital interest in the outcome of the judicial review.

It was unrealistic to consider that the children were persons, who should not in the interests of justice be joined as notice parties in the proceedings.

It was also clear that the learned district judge intended that the guardian ad litem would be reappointed in respect of any future hearings or that another guardian would be appointed if she were not available at that time.

The Court was therefore satisfied that the four children should be joined as Notice Parties in these proceedings and that O.R. should be appointed as their guardian ad litem for that purpose.

  • by Rachel Killean for Irish Legal News
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