Commisioner of Oaths Lawyers

Aaron Yeganeh
Aaron Yeganeh
I have used the conveyancing services of Anna Beavers at Mounteney Solicitors for several properties, and as have my parents. Anna is super professional and overall a great firm with fantastic customer management skills, and a real sense that Anna and the whole team is working to your best interests as a client. As I say, I am a repeat customer and have recommended the firm to several friends too.
I’ve used this solicitors a few times now for both business and personal matters. The team are really approachable and Anna and Amy have been great! Can’t recommend enough and glad to have had the support through a house move and taking on a commercial lease.
Glenn Colville
Glenn Colville
I had the delight of having Anna work for us and she did a great job. Highly recommended
Judith Clements
Judith Clements
Amanda and Katie were friendly, professional and very thorough in their handling of my sale and purchase of property. Altogether as a team of solicitors I was pleasantly surprised at their patience and availablity.
Having to sell a house after a bereavement is always going to be hard but Katie Reade at Mountney Solicitors made the whole thing effortless. She was always there if I needed anything and was just superb. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone needing conveyancing services. Thanks Katie
Joanna Carey
Joanna Carey
Katie recently completed the sale of my great Aunt's flat. Throughout the complicated and protracted sale, Katie kept us informed at every stage. She was considerate and supportive throughout, in fact Katie saved the day on many occasions. I would have not hesitation in recommending Kate and look forward to working with her again.


There are many circumstances in which we are asked to administer an oath (“take a swearing”) or declaration. Commonly those needing us to administer oaths/affirmations are confused, believing they merely need a solicitor certification see Witnessing Documents & ordinary certified copies.
Oaths/declarations arise in many different circumstances; some of the more common seem to be:
1. Renewal right exclusions for new commercial leases
2. Opening family burials plots
3. Recovering tenant deposits
4. Fixed penalty notice forms
5. Affidavits in litigation
Since solicitors are, technically, officers of the Court, swearing an oath or declaration in front of a solicitor is considered of similar legal effect to taking an oath in front of a judge in a Courtroom.
Oaths (i.e. swearing by God) at our offices may be taken “on the Bible” – we possess no other ‘Holy Book’ to swear an oath by God on; alternatively, a swearing can be done as an affirmation – which does not involve using God or any ‘Holy Book’.
The oath involves you swearing that you are whom you claim to be, so we will not check your identity, e.g. you do not need to bring your passport or other identity documents.

How long will it take?

We will normally administer an oath at our offices immediately we are asked during office hours – it normally only takes a few minutes; however, you might be best to telephone before arriving to check actual solicitor availability.

Money Matters

Your supplier is unregulated Mounteney Legal Services Limited, that does not charge VAT

We charge £5 for each oath, and are allowed to charge £2 per attached document – although the solicitor may not insist on that extra. You will need to pay cash.

There is more about our fees on our website here

If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.