About us

We help people who are vulnerable because of their lack of mental capacity or young age to take advantage of the services offered by the justice system. This helps them to avoid being socially excluded.

Who we are

We’re the combined office of the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts and the Public Trustee – 2 separate, independent statutory office holders. We are around 135 staff who support their work, including lawyers and administrators. All are civil servants based in our offices in London.

Our responsibilities

We give administrative and operational support to the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts and to the Public Trustee, who have separate duties.

The Official Solicitor acts:

The Public Trustee acts:

Contact information

Telephone numbers for Official Solicitor and Public Trustee departments.

Civil Litigation

Telephone: 020 3681 2750

Corporate Services

Telephone: 020 3681 2752

Court of Protection - Healthcare and Welfare

Telephone: 020 3681 2751

Court of Protection - Property and Affairs

Telephone: 020 3681 2758

International Child Abduction Unit

Telephone: 020 3681 2608

Private Law - Family and Divorce

Telephone: 020 3681 2754

Public Law - Family

Telephone: 020 3681 2755

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (REMO) EU and Non EU cases

Telephone: 020 3681 2757

Trust and Deputy Services

Telephone: 020 3681 2759