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Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (OSPT)
What to do if you need to get child maintenance and one of the parents lives abroad
How to apply to have your child returned if they've been abducted, or arrange contact or enforce a court order in EU, Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention countries
List of countries where parents can apply to enforce or change a child maintenance decision made in UK courts.
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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.
Appoint a public official to act as executor of your estate if no one else can do it - the Public Trustee, Official Solicitor, fees, contact
Apply for the return of a child taken abroad against your wishes, to make contact with them or to enforce a court order overseas.
Form and guidance for parents to get a child maintenance order recognised or enforced in another EU country.
Apply to the Public Trustee to find out if a tenancy has been ended after a tenant's death
A list of solicitors accredited to deal with cases where a child is taken abroad without a parent's permission.
Form and guidance for parents applying to get or change a decision on child maintenance in another EU country.
Form to assess whether a party has capacity to conduct legal proceedings.
Booklet on how the Official Solicitor can help if you're under 18 or unable to make your own decisions in a legal case.
Form for local authority staff to ask the authorities in another country for information or assistance in a child protection case.
Guidance for solicitors about appointing the Official Solicitor as litigation friend for someone lacking the capacity to conduct family proceedings.
How to make a complaint about the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee’s service.
Form for solicitors to provide additional information about a protected party, if the Official Solicitor is asked to be a litigation friend.
How solicitors can join the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU) referral list.
Sarah Castle has been appointed to the role of Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (OSPT).
It is with sadness that we announce that Alastair Pitblado, the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee, has died following a serious illness.
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