987. Representatives.

987.     Representatives.

A party may appoint a representative1 (whether legally qualified or not) to represent that party in the proceedings, not being a person liable to be detained or subject to guardianship or after-care under supervision or a community patient under the Mental Health Act 1983, or a person receiving treatment for mental disorder at the same hospital or registered establishment as the patient2.

Anything permitted or required to be done by or provided to a party under these provisions or a direction, other than signing a witness statement, may be done by or provided to the representative