Persons under 21 can sue in the Supreme Court only through a guardian ad litem or next friend. In a Magistrate's Court, however, any minor may sue in his own name for wages up to £1,000, and a minor over 18 may sue and be sued as if he were of full age.
A minor, unless he is married or on actual military service, cannot make a valid will.
by Bruce James Cameron, B.A., LL.M., Legal Adviser, Department of Justice, Wellington.
- The Legal Relationship of Parent and Child, Birks, W. R. (1952)
- Family Law, Inglis, B. D. (1960).