What is a Deed Poll?
A Deed Poll is a legal document that allows an individual to assume a new name and provides documentary evidence of the name change.
A Deed Poll can be used to:
- change one’s first name or surname
- to add names
- change the entire name
- rearrange the current name
- or simply change the spelling of one’s name
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A DEED POLL?
To get all your documents and records (e.g. your medical records, bank account, credit cards, passport, drivers licence etc) changed to show the new name on the Deed Poll, you must produce the documentary evidence of your change of name, i.e. the Deed Poll.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A DEED POLL?
Any individual over the age of 18 years can conduct a deed poll on their own behalf. For minors, a deed poll can be done if both parents, or the individuals claiming parental responsibility for the child, give the consent to do so. Additionally, if a woman is legally married, she requires the consent of her spouse to have a deed poll done.
HOW CAN WE ASSIST YOU?
Our practice comprises of an experienced and dedicated legal team who combine innovation, approachability and outstanding client care to provide quality legal services to our diverse group of local and international clients. If you have a potential claim or need of expert assistance in relation to a deed poll, contact the expert at Lex Justis Chambers for urgent advice and representation.