Official Solicitor

The Official Solicitor is an independent statutory office holder. His office (together with that of the Public Trustee) (OSPT) is an arms length body of the Ministry of Justice. The Official Solicitor and the Public Trustee each have a number of separate functions, although their respective trusts, estates and deputy services are managed by the same team. The services they each provide can be best understood by reference to their respective statutory duties and functions.

Who this section is for

  • Legal practitioners and the judiciary

What’s in this section

  • Court of Protection - adult healthcare and welfare applications
  • Court of Protection – property and affairs applications
  • Acting for parents
  • Acting for children
  • Dissolution of marriages and civil partnerships
  • Civil litigation
  • International child abduction and contact unit
  • Trusts and deputy services
  • Child Trust funds
  • Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (REMO)

For members of the public

If you are a member of the public and require more information about mental capacity and the law, you can find it on Gov.UK.

Official Solicitor and Public Trustee


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