PLO: Practice Directions April 2010 – 9.1 Children Lacking Capacity


Child likely to lack capacity to conduct the proceedings when aged 18

9.1 Where it appears that a child is—

(1) a party to the proceedings and not the subject of them;

(2) nearing age 18; and

(3) considered likely to lack capacity to conduct the proceedings when 18, the court will consider giving directions relating to the investigation of a child’s capacity in this respect.

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