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Litigation friend’s liability for costs

Once the litigation friend’s appointment has ended, he has an incentive to ensure that the other parties are notified of this because until such time as he does, he will remain liable for the child’s or patient’s costs of the proceedings (r 21.9(6)). The litigation friend’s liability for costs will only end when the child or patient serves the notice referred to in r 21.9(4)18 or the litigation friend serves notice on the other parties that his appointment to act has ceased (r 21.9(6)).