Who can be my witness?

You will need to sign your Deed Poll documentation in the presence of an independent witness. The witness must be over the age of 18 and not related to you or living at your address, for example, not a lodger.

Therefore, our clients typically choose a friend, work colleague or neighbour to be their witness.

Please note the purpose of the witness is to attest your signature, and it does not matter how long they have known you. However, they must be present when you sign your Deed Poll.

In summary, the witness should be:

  • Over 18.
  • Not related.
  • Not living at the same address.

The witness doesn’t need to be a member of a particular profession, for example, a doctor, solicitor or teacher etc.

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