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The Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 1996

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2.  Order 80 shall be amended by the addition at the end of the following new rule—

Appointment of guardian of child’s estate or fortune

14.(1) In any of the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) to (d) the court may appoint the Official Solicitor or some other suitable person to be a guardian of the fortune or estate of a child provided that

(a)the appointment is to subsist only until the child reaches the age of eighteen; and

(b)the consent of the persons with parental responsibility for the child (within the meaning of Article 6 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(1)

(i)has been signified to the court; or

(ii)in the opinion of the court cannot be obtained or may be dispensed with.

(2) The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) above are:

(a)where money is paid into court on behalf of the child in accordance with directions given under rule 10 (control of money recovered by person under disability);

(b)where a court or tribunal outside Northern Ireland notifies the court that it has ordered or intends to order that money be paid to the child;

(c)where the child is absolutely entitled to the proceeds of a pension fund;

(d)where such an appointment seems desirable to the court.

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