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Commissioner for Oaths

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits and other legal documents, it is a power granted by the Chief justice. It allows us to verify affidavits, certify documents, witness signatures and statutory declarations.

  • Affidavits
    • An affidavit is a form of written promise made by an affiant/deponent (person making the oath) made under oath or affirmation in the presence of a person permitted witness it by law. It is witnessed by a commissioner of oaths. If an affidavit is sworn falsely it can be punishable under the Perjury Act.
      • We can:
        • Draft a suitable affidavit for your needs
        • Administer and oath
      • Certification of Documents
        • Many organisations require certification of documents – that the copy is a true copy of the original – whether it is to purchase a property, for the Home Office or to start a bank account.
          • We certify all documents required for your needs.
        • Change of name deed
          • Many people change their names, first and/or surnames, although separate rules apply to children under the age of 16. To change a name a deed poll is required.
            • We can:
              • Draft a change of name deed
              • Witness signatures on the deed
            • Power of Attorney
              • Power of Attorney gives you the authority to act for another person in legal or financial matters. It is especially useful to have it set up for those who have become incapacitated due to injury.
                • We can:
                  • Draft a power of attorney
                  • Witness the signing of the power of attorney
                • Statutory Declaration
                  • A Statutory declaration is a written statement of fact that must be signed in the presence of:
                    • Solicitor
                    • Notary of public
                    • Justice of peace
                    • Commissioner of Oaths
                  • It may be used to allow a person to affirm that something is true to satisfy requirements that may be legal where no other evidence is available
                  • You can use a statutory declaration for the following purposes:
                    • People wishing to change their names
                    • Transferring money to people entitled to deal with the estate of a deceased person
                    • Declaration of identity, marital status or nationality if other evidence is absent
                    • Company directors declaring solvency when going into voluntary liquidation
                  • We can:
                    • draft a Statutory Declaration
                    • witness signing of declaration