*Bradbury and others v Patterson and other companies

Mental Health – Representation. The proceedings concerned claims brought against a doctor for damages for negligent surgery for *** cancer. They raised a novel point about what the court should do when the Official Solicitor concluded that he could no longer continue to act as litigation friend for a protected party in litigation because the anticipated source of funding for the Official Solicitor's costs ceased to be available. The Queen's Bench Division held that the court could not compel an Official Solicitor to continue acting in circumstances where funding had been withdrawn.

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