OATHS AND ATTESTATIONS
Oaths and Attestation
Under English law, a Commissioner for Oath is a person appointed by the Lord Chancellor with power to administer oaths or take affidavits. At Renaissance Solicitors we can oath your documents and witness your signature. We assist in the following:
- Statutory Declaration: Not everybody can administer a statutory declaration as this is a very important legal document, and therefore it needs to be verified. We can assist you in witnessing a Statutory Declaration for authorities and for other purposes such as a Security job application, Deposit Protection Service (DPS), for HMRC purposes, for Visa & Entry Clearance and all other Immigration purposes.
- An Affidavit is a written form of evidence used in various court proceedings. We can assist in drafting and attesting the affidavits.
- Being Solicitors and Commissioners for oaths, we can certify copy of a document as true copy of the original. You must produce the original document for us to certify a copy of the same to be a true copy of the original.
- At Renaissance Solicitors we can also prepare a change of name deed poll, an affidavit, a statutory declaration, or a Power of Attorney.
Commissioner for Oaths for Probate
If a personal representative is applying for a grant of representation must swear an oath. This is a very simply procedure, and takes a little as 5 minutes, which can be done in front of one of our team members of professional lawyers.
Until March 2012, personal applicants had to swear the oath at a probate registry. This is no longer the case. Although one can still visit a probate registry, the oath can now be sworn in front of a registrar as well.
How does one swear an oath for probate?
Simply just make an appointment one of our solicitors and bring the oath, the original will and codicil with u, if there are any. Again, this takes as little as 5 minutes to do. You will be asked to sign the oath and the will (if any) and to make a formal declaration. This is a very simple procedure, and our professional team at Renaissance Solicitors, are very experienced with the process, despite receiving instructions from the Probate Service. We would like you to note that if you are not religious then you do not have to swear on a holy book. Otherwise, you may wish to bring a copy of your holy book with you.
What should I do now?
For initial advice, a quotation or to arrange a meeting with one of our conveyancing solicitors, please contact us on 020 8521 1100.