997. Appointment by court order.

997.     Appointment by court order.

The court may make an order appointing a litigation friend1 and an application for such an order may be made by a person who wishes to be the litigation friend or a party2. Where a person makes a claim against a protected party3, the protected party has no litigation friend, and either someone who is entitled to be a litigation friend files a defence or the claimant wishes to take some step in the proceedings, the claimant must apply to the court for an order appointing a litigation friend for the