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Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 8 December 2017 to date (accessed 22 April 2019 at 12:44)
52 Elected guardians
(cf former Part 78, rule 30)
(1) A minor who is aged 16 years or more may elect a guardian for the purpose of applying for the grant of administration.(2) The elected guardian may also act for any other minor in the same family who is aged less than 16 years.(3) Despite the election of a guardian, the Court may grant administration to any person referred to in rule 50 (1) (a) or (b) whom it considers more appropriate or better fitted to act as the minor’s guardian.(4) An application for the grant of administration by a minor’s elected guardian must be supported by evidence of:(a) the minor’s election, and(b) the elected guardian’s fitness and appropriateness to act as the minor’s guardian.