Acting for children
The Official Solicitor also acts as next friend or guardian ad litem of a child party whose own welfare is not the subject of family proceedings. The most common examples are listed in the Practice Note of 2 April 2001 entitled Official Solicitor: Appointment in Family Proceedings .
The Official Solicitor will seek to determine the child's best interests within the litigation and take all measures necessary within the proceedings for the child's benefit.
For further information please contact the Official Solicitor’s Family Litigation Divisional Managers on: 020 7911 7132/7084