Jun
23
2016

Who can act as a witness when I execute (sign) my deed poll?

Posted by Mark Keenan

This is a common question we are receiving on a daily basis. People seem to be under the misapprehension that a deed poll has to be witnessed by a professional person such as a Solicitor or Doctor, once it has been executed. This stems from people applying for passports where

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Jun
23
2016

Reasons why you might wish to change your name by deed poll

Posted by Mark Keenan

You​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​‌‌‌​‌​do not ​‌‌‌​‌‌need​‌​‌‌‌‌ ​‌‌​​​​to​‌‌​​‌‌ ​‌‌​​‌‌have​‌‌​​​​ ​‌‌‌​​‌any​‌‌‌​​‌ ​‌‌​‌‌​kind​‌‌‌‌​​ ​‌‌‌​‌​of​‌‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌‌official ​‌​‌​‌​reason​‌‌​‌​​ ​​​‌‌‌to​​‌‌‌​ ​​‌‌​‌change​​‌​​‌ ​​​‌‌​your​​‌​​‌ ​​‌​​​name, so long as it is not for any fraudulent purpose, such as avoiding paying a debt or fulfilling a contracural obligation. you are in fact free to change your name at any time and any

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Jun
23
2016

Is a deed poll proof of identity?

Posted by Mark Keenan

A ​‌‌‌​‌​deed​‌‌‌​‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌poll​‌​‌‌‌‌ or change of name deed ​‌‌​​​​is​‌‌​​‌‌ simply ​‌‌​​‌‌proof​‌‌​​​​ ​‌‌‌​​‌that​‌‌‌​​‌ ​‌‌​‌‌​you​‌‌‌‌​​ ​‌‌‌​‌​have​‌‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌‌changed​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​your​‌‌​‌​​ ​​​‌‌‌name, ​​‌‌‌​but​​‌‌​‌ ​​‌​​‌it​​​‌‌​ ​​‌​​‌is​​‌​​​ not a proof of your identity. However, if you have changed your name, it is used as evidence of your identity in conjunction with other official documents, such as your

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Jun
23
2016

Are online change of name deeds legally binding in the UK?

Posted by Mark Keenan

We often look at the search queries people are using on a day-to-day basis and a common one is, “Are online change of name deeds legally binding?”. The answer is a resounding, yes of course they are, if they are completed in the correct format and executing properly.

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