curator ad litem


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curator ad litem

in Scottish procedure, a person appointed by the court to look after the interests of a minor or an adult who cannot look after his or her own interests - usually for a minor or a person INCAPAX until a CURATOR BONIS can be appointed.
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After hearing the application, the court may appoint a curator ad litem or the court may also dismiss the application or make any other order it sees fit.
A curator ad litem is someone who manages a court case or court proceedings on behalf of another.
The Sheriff Principal also ordered the curator ad litem to draw up a supplementary report and he refused the parents' leave to appeal against his decision.