Litigation friend referral form for Children Act public law cases

Form for solicitors to provide additional information about a protected party, if the Official Solicitor is asked to be a litigation friend.


Referral form to the Official Solicitor

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Use this form to provide additional information and documents in cases when you think a parent needs to have the Official Solicitor appointed as their litigation friend.

The form helps the Official Solicitor understand the situation and make decisions more quickly.

Any legal professional can complete the form if they act for a party to the proceedings.

You must also fill in the litigation friend checklist.

Published 30 March 2015
Last updated 6 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated form
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  3. Published with updated version of referral form.
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