Curator ad litem


Curator ad litem

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Curators ad litem are legal representatives, usually solicitors, who are appointed by court in Scotland, when the court believes that the person lacks the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. The curator ad litem represents the person in court, making decisions in the person's interests. (This differs from the usual solicitor's role, which is to act only on the client's instructions). Other countries that have similar legal systems, like South Africa, also make use of Curators ad litem.

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