Statutory Declarations are required when one has to affirm the truth (under oath) about a particular matter. A Statutory Declaration of Freedom is a declaration made by an individual confirming that they have never been through any form of marriage, i.e. civil or religious. These declarations are often needed when marriages are to take place abroad or a Church may request one when marrying within the UK.

Statutory Declarations of Freedom must be made in the presence of a solicitor, a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public, who will sign and stamp the document. As Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths appointed by the Lord Chancellor, we are authorised to witness the swearing of all Statutory Declarations and Affidavits.

Please call us on 0207 183 0084 or email us on to arrange a mutually convenient time to have your declaration sworn; we are always happy to assist.

Please note that if you make a false statement in a Statutory Declaration which you know is untrue, you can be prosecuted and face a prison sentence.

Ayesha Leslie, Partner
Ola Leslie Solicitors