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Oaths and Attestations 

Oaths and Attestations 

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person appointed by the Lord Chancellor with power to administer oaths or take affidavits.

These include:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Legal Executives
  • Notary Publics
  • Licensed Conveyancers

All Solicitors holding a valid Practising Certificate have these powers but must not use them in proceedings in which they are acting for any of the parties or in which they have an interest


At Descartes Solicitors we offer a wide array of document services.

Our experienced lawyers can:

  • Witnessing
  • Swear Affidavits/Oaths
  • Certify competence for Powers of Attorney
  • Certify documents as true copies
  • Verify signatures
  • Assist with submitting documents for legalisation

We will assist by:

  • Understanding the details and circumstances of the objectives to be achieved
  • Guiding through any relevant forms
  • Drafting affidavits
  • Advising the best solutions
  • Collecting any relevant documents
  • Providing follow up support and services


DESCARTES SOLICITORS is recognised as one of the leading multi-practice firms in the UK. Our specialist Civil and Family team works closely individuals who wish to prepare or swear specified documents for witnessing or certification.

For advice and assistance in respect of the above please contact our lawyers on 02089953556/08445569901 or e-mail

For more information or if you are interested in booking a no-obligation, initial consultation, please contact us on 0208 995 3556 or email us at

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06.09.2015-  Zee London Mela 

Descartes Solicitors participated in the Zee London Mela Festival; 'an artistically led celebration of Asian culture and creativity, inspired by South Asia and the Diaspora'.

06.09.2015 - The Brentford Festival

Descartes Solicitors participated in The Brentford Festival which provided an opportunity for charities and local businesses to showcase themselves.

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First Floor
152 Chiswick High Road
London, W4 1PR

0208 995 3556

Descartes Solicitors is a limited company under company registration number 5497955 and VAT registration number 921739518. Descartes is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under SRA number 571256.

Descartes Solicitors , 152 Chiswick High Road, London , UK