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Mar
29
2018
enrolment of deed poll

Enrolling a Deed Poll

Posted by Mark Keenan

What’s the difference between a deed poll and an enrolled deed poll? There is actually no official registration of name changes in the UK. Your deed poll is not actually registered anywhere unless you choose to enrol it. This means it is lodged for safe keeping in the enrolment books of the supreme court of […]

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Mar
28
2018
Who can? deed poll

When can’t you change your name via deed poll?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Can anyone change their name via deed poll? In the UK there are very few restrictions when it comes to changing your name. However, in some circumstances you may not be legally able to or, you may need to legally notify a few people in certain circumstances. Age restrictions You must be over the age […]

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Mar
27
2018
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Adoption- Deed poll

Posted by Mark Keenan

Deed poll- Rights upon adoption A child who has been legally adopted does not require a deed poll to change their surname. This is because the adoption certificate provides the documentary evidence that is needed to change to the adoptive families surname. This will be recognised by all government departments, organisations and companies. However, if […]

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Mar
26
2018
previous name on forms

Do I need to Inform others of my Previous Name?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Will I have to tell people that I have been known by another name in the past? A deed poll states that you will abandon your previous name, only use your new name going forward and only be addressed by your new name. However, you may still need to disclose the fact that you have […]

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Mar
23
2018
FAQ's

Deed polls- FAQ’s

Posted by Mark Keenan

Are you looking to change your name via deed poll but have a few questions? Look no further, we have comprised a list of our most asked questions just for you. What sort of name can you choose? You can pretty much choose any name you want so long as it is not intended to […]

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Mar
22
2018
certified copy stamp on deed poll

Certified copies- who needs them?

Posted by Mark Keenan

When ordering a deed poll you are asked how many certified copies you would like. A certified copy is a copy of the original deed poll with an endorsement to say it is a real copy of the official document. Why do I need them? When changing your name via deed poll you may ask […]

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Mar
21
2018
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Do I need a Deed Poll?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Official deed polls- Who needs a deed poll? When can you change your name without a deed poll? Many individuals decided to change their name, but documentary evidence is needed to make any name change official. Documentary evidence can come in many different forms including a marriage certificate, divorce certificate, adoption certificate and a deed poll. […]

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Mar
19
2018
legal deedpoll

Deed poll- Is it legal?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Is changing your name via deed poll legal? Many individuals unofficially change their name but to be legally known by that preferred name you have to change your name by deed poll. What is a deed poll? A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name and is recognised by all UK Government […]

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