Commissioners for Oaths

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Martin Kingman authorised by the Lord Chancellor as a Commissioner for Oaths to attest statutory declarations and affidavits for you.

The law is contained in the Commissioner for Oaths Act 1889.

A Commissioner for oaths, solicitor or notary public is able to administer an oath or take a statutory declaration and/or an affidavit for you.

What is a statutory declaration?

A statutory declaration is a formal written statement made in a prescribed way affirming that something is true to the best knowledge of the person making the declaration (called the Declarant).

A statutory declaration is a legal document that is governed by the Statutory Declarations Act 1835. All statutory declarations must contain the following wording:

“I (name) do solemnly and sincerely declare, that/as follows.. .. .. .. and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835.”

What is the requirements of a statutory declaration?

The statutory declaration will need to be signed in the presence of a solicitor, commissioner for oaths or notary public. The statutory declaration would effectively satisfy some legal requirement, or regulation where perhaps no other such evidence is available.

What is an Affidavit?

An Affidavit is a written statement of fact voluntarily made by an person (known as a deponent) who swears an oath or affirmation which is administered by a person who is authorized to do so by law.

What is the cost of swearing a statutory declaration or affidavit?

The fee for administering an oath or declaration is set out in the Commissioner for Oaths (Fees) Order 1993

This has not changed since 1993!

For taking an affidavit, declaration or affirmation, for each person making the same … … … … £5.00
And in addition, for each exhibit therein referred to and required to be marked or for each schedule required to be marked … … … … £2.00

Please contact us to make an appointment for us to attest your documents for you. Please ensure that you have an appointment as we may not be able to accommodate anyone who arrives unannounced.

PLC House, Staplehurst Lodge, Staplehurst Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1XP

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Tel: 0333 332 7007

Email: [email protected]