P's litigation friend's case, on behalf of the OS representing P, was that the key decision-maker in respect of P's active participation in the case was the Litigation Friend, often – as here – the OS, with the Court having no or only a residual duty to overrule. In this case, however the precise legal test was formulated, a further question arose, namely, whether or how P should be allowed to participate, whether by attendance or by meeting the Judge, by presence in the court room or via a link, or offering direct oral input into the proceedings.
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