Situation I cannot talk because using my name would disclose name of the other parties.
Asking a friend to help me out - we've been working together for a year and spent a lot of time hanging out with kids on weekends.
He is travelling and cannot attend the court date.
From the existing Court order:
If a witness or party is unable to read the statement in the form produced to the court, the statement must include a certificate that it has been been read or interpreted to the witness by a suitably qualified person.
This seem to apply to Civil Law: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part22/pd_part22
Who may sign the statement of truth 3.1 In a statement of case, a response or an application notice, the statement of truth must be signed by:
(1) the party or his litigation friend, or
(2) the legal representative of the party or litigation friend.
I don't have legal representative (litigant in person), I have no idea what litigation friend is.
I believe law should be simple and approachable, without extortionate fees.
Personally I do not like ambiguous phrases as "suitably qualified person" - what is the standard operating procedure here?
I was thinking about asking my friend to send email to the court, myself, and solicitors of the respondent. Will that fly and be acknowledged, taken into account?