Family and children

Acting in the absence of a children's guardian

This practice note provides guidance to solicitors appointed by the court to represent children in proceedings where there are delays between the order appointing a children's guardian in specified proceedings and the allocation of a children's guardian.

Solicitors representing children must remain mindful of the guardian's duties under Practice Direction 16A, which sets out the children's guardian's duties to the court.

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.