In Scotland, there is the judicial factors process, where a small number of families can step in and become guardian of finances.
In Scotland, applications can be made to the courts to appoint a Judicial Factor "in loco absentis", to provide control over the missing person's affairs.
Several partners walked out after rows over the way the firm were being run and judicial factors
were appointed by the Law Society of Scotland to investigate finances and client funds held at the firm.
The remainder of this article takes up that theme, by discussing four judicial factors
contributing to the problems of immigration law.
"We don't know at this stage if the child will return there because that's a decision that will depend on medical as well as judicial factors
Judicial factors are officers of the court who act independently of the Law Society Any clients of Lyons Laing who may have concerns about the situation or questions to ask should contact the Law Society in Edinburgh.
One of their two offices is being run by a judicial factor appointed by the Court of Session in Edinburgh and their work has been passed to other law firms.