Z is lawyer to D1&D2. C sued D1,2,3,4,5. D4&5 are domiciled in Peru. D3 is a real estate agent who helped D1,2,4,5 rent out a building that was under court order. C files an application to serve the proceedings in D3,4&5 in Peru. C applied for court permission (on paper without hearing) to serve the form 1 week before the limitation expires. Court accepted/approved the application but did not issue draft order. 1 week after the time deemed service, court schedules a hearing. D3 opted out of attending the hearing as only D4&5 were named. Solicitor Z attended the hearing and even submitted a skeleton argument defending the presumed position defendants D4&5 possibly would take. C protested to the judge but he allowed Z to take control of the hearing. Z went as far as to try to put words into the judges mouth, saying I will add in the ruling that C had no case. Then Z stated he was only assisting the court. Is it standard practice for a biased lawyer to a defendant to participate to the point of influencing the decision of the judge in a hearing where his client is not named? Is there a legal term for this kind of behavior? Z even told blatant lies, misrepresented facts and the judge seemed to let him act that way. So, is Z whose client is one of the defendants to a claim filed by C, but in a hearing on an application filed by C to serve D4&5 in Peru, is it legal for Z to butt in?