England: Acting in the Absence of a children’s guardian – Practice Note (The Law Society)

The Law Society provides a practice note on representing children in the absence of a guardian, or a delay in a guardian being appointed.

Japan: Act for Implementation of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

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.

Singapore: Family Justice Courts of Singapore: Child Representative

This section provides information on the appointment of a Child Representative at the Family Justice Courts (FJC).