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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 22 June 2018 at 23:04)
Chapter 6 Section 125
125   Support persons
(1)  A participant in proceedings under this Act before the Court may, with the leave of the Court, be accompanied by a support person.
(2)  The leave of the Court must be granted unless:
(a)  the support person is a witness in the proceedings, or
(b)  the Court, having regard to the wishes of the child with respect to whom the proceedings are brought, is of the opinion that leave should not be granted, or
(c)  there is some other substantial reason to deny the application.
(3)  The Court may withdraw its leave at any time if a support person does not comply with any directions given to the support person by the Court.
(4)  A support person cannot give instructions on behalf of the participant or act as an interpreter for the participant in the proceedings.