Hearing and speaking

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Abstract

Discusses the Inner House decision in K v Authority Reporter, which found that the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.6 required a party to civil proceedings to be provided with state-funded legal representation when the party would otherwise not be able to participate effectively in the proceedings. Considers the court's guidance as to when it would be appropriate to make an appointment of a legal representative. Notes the factors which might affect a person's ability to effectively participate in a children's hearing as prescribed by the Children's Hearings (Legal Representation) Amendment Rules 2009, enacted to pre-empt the court's ruling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-17
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Law Society of Scotland
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • children's hearings
  • legal representation
  • right to effective participation
  • Scotland

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