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Land Registry Act 1862

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116Where any Person who (if not under Disability) might have made any Application, given any Consent, done any Act, or been Party to any Proceeding under this Act, is a Minor, Idiot, or Lunatic, the Guardian or Committee of the Estate respectively of such Person may make such Applications, give such Consents, do such Acts, and be Party to such Proceedings, as such Person respectively, if free from Disability, might have made, given, done, or been Party to, and shall otherwise represent such Person for the Purposes of this Act; where there is no Guardian or Committee of the Estate of any such Person as aforesaid, being infant, idiot, or lunatic, or where any Person the Committee of whose Estates if he were idiot or lunatic would be authorized to act for and represent such Person under this Act is of unsound Mind or incapable of managing his Affairs, but has not been found idiot or lunatic under an Inquisition, it shall be lawful for the Court of Chancery to appoint a Guardian of such Person for the Purpose of any Proceedings under this Act, and from Time to Time to change such Guardian ; and where the Court sees fit it may appoint a Person to act as the next Friend of a married Woman for the Purpose of any Proceeding under this Act, and from Time to Time remove or change such next Friend.

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