Official Solicitor standard instructions: Adoption and Children Act 2002

Information and templates to help solicitors when instructed by the Official Solicitor.


Adoption and Children Act 2002 standard instructions

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Guidance for solicitors about what to do when the Official Solicitor acts as litigation friend of a protected party under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

The document:

  • explains your role and the Official Solicitor’s approach
  • offers information about costs
  • details what you’re expected to do around hearings and court proceedings
  • outlines what to do if the protected party recovers capacity
  • contains a model attendance note, statement and report on assessing capacity to consent to adoption
Published 31 October 2007