Swearing an Oath Solicitors London
Certain documents, such as affidavits or declarations, must be sworn on oath. The oaths and certifications solicitors at Anglo Law can provide a fast, reliable, affordable service for the witnessing of oaths as part of our comprehensive legal support and advice.
If you are required to swear a document, and you wish to swear on your religious book you will be asked to take the appropriate book in your right hand and repeat back words that swear that the contents of your declaration are accurate and true. If you are not of a religious faith, you can choose to ‘affirm' rather than swear on a religious book. Once you have done this, you will be asked to sign it in your usual fashion and then the solicitor witnessing the oath will sign and stamp the document to say that they saw you swear or affirm.
There are strict rules about how and when an oath must be sworn. The good news is we can administer all oaths and statutory declarations of any sort. For these matters, we offer a same day service and lunchtime or after work appointments so that it is convenient with your working day and does not eat up too much of your precious time. Our fees are fixed and kept low for a quick, hassle-free and convenient service.
You may be wondering why your solicitor could not administer your Oath and it is because the solicitor who prepares the Oath or Statutory Declaration cannot administer the oath – this must be carried out by another solicitor who is independent, a Commissioner for Oaths or a court official who has the authority to administer oaths.