The Law Society provides a practice note on representing children in the absence of a guardian, or a delay in a guardian being appointed.
Article 51 (1) Where a minor, an adult ward, a person under curatorship, or a person under assistance (hereinafter referred to as “minor, etc.” in this Article) intends to perform procedural acts, and when the presiding judge finds it necessary, he/she may, upon petition, appoint an attorney at law as a counsel.
(2) Even where a minor, etc. does not file a petition set forth in the preceding paragraph, the presiding judge may order that an attorney at law be appointed as a counsel, or may appoint an attorney at law as a counsel by his/her own authority.
(3) The amount of remuneration to be paid by a minor, etc. to the attorney at law appointed as a counsel by the presiding judge pursuant to the provision of the preceding two paragraphs shall be the amount that the court finds reasonable.
This section provides information on the appointment of a Child Representative at the Family Justice Courts (FJC).