Thanks to Steel and Shamash for informing us of a recent case in which they successfully obtained an order under s.18(1)(k) appointing a deputy specifically to conduct litigation on behalf of P in the Employment Tribunal. There is, somewhat mysteriously, no provision for a litigation friend to be appointed in the Employment Tribunal, which can make the conduct of proceedings in which one party lacks litigation capacity impossible (see Johnson v Edwardian International Hotels Ltd UK/EAT/0588/07/ZT). Fortunately, the Court of Protection can appoint a deputy for property and affairs with specific power to ‘conduct legal proceedings in P’s name or on P’s behalf’, and in this case, made such an order on the papers