Commissioners For Oaths

A Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The powers granted are to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

This is an appointment automatically granted to certain legal professionals who are in practice in their respective profession or to some others because of their particular position or role in the legal system.

The list of the legal professionals who are Commissioners for Oaths automatically is as given below:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
  • Notal Public
  • Licenced Conveyancer

As such, the solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are automatically Commissioners For Oaths and have powers to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact. A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. It’s normally used when someone is unable to make their own decisions.

At Sunrise Solicitors, we can:

  • draft a power of attorney; and/or
  • witness signatures of principal, or grantor, or donor of the power.

A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. 

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • draft a change of name deed; and/or
  • witness signatures of the deponent on the change of name deed.

When you apply for something like a bank account or mortgage or you sponsor someone to visit you or join you in the UK, you may be asked to provide documents that are certified as true copies of the original.

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 true copy of the original.

A statutory declaration is a legal document defined under the law of certain Commonwealth nations. It is similar to a statement made under oath, however, it is not sworn. Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to affirm something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available. They are thus similar to affidavits (which are made on oath).

Depending on jurisdiction, statutory declarations can be used for:

  • Declarations of identity, nationality, marital status, etc. when documentary evidence is unavailable.
  • Declaring the intention to change one's name.
  • Affirming the provenance and nature of goods for export or import.
  • Statements of originality for patent applications.

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • witness the signatures of the declarant(s); and/or
  • draft a Statutory Declaration

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's or deponent's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

A solicitor at Sunrise Solicitors can:

  • draft an affidavit, or
  • administer an oath for an affidavit.
     

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Sunrise Solicitors Limited

228 Merton High Street
South Wimbledon
London SW19 1AU

Telephone: 020 8543 0999

Fax: 020 8543 0900

Email: enquiries@sunrisesolicitors.co.uk 

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered office is at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU. A list of Directors and other members of staff is available for inspection at the registered office. Sunrise Solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Registration No. 490903 and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.