Can I administer oaths?
Practising Fellows (with up to date subscriptions and CPD) can
CILEx is an Approved Regulator in relation to the reserved
legal activity of the administration of oaths by virtue of Part 1
of Schedule 4 of the Legal Services Act 2007. (See our section
on Reserved Legal
Activities). Fellows are Authorised Persons under section
18 of the Legal Services Act 2007.
This is an independent practice right so you can administer
oaths whether or not you are employed by a solicitor.
Other members of CILEx may not administer oaths.
The right to administer oaths also includes the right to
swear affidavits and sign statutory declarations, as they are all
sworn or made under oath.
A Fellow who has the right to administer oaths is also entitled
to use the title 'commissioner for oaths'. When administering
oaths or taking declarations, you
should include "commissioner for oaths, and Fellow of
CILEx" after your name.
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