Change of Name

Change of Name

Due to various reasons you may wish to change your name. Any individual is free to change either their forename or surname, add additional names, change the spelling of names or delete names.

The most common method of formalising a change of name is by completing a change of name deed.

At Consilia Legal, we are often appointed to prepare change of name deeds. Before we can prepare the document, we would require sight of:

  • Photo identification such as your current photo card driving licence or your passport;
  • AND evidence to prove your address such as a recent utility bill, council tax demand or bank statement (not more than 3 months old).

Changing A Child’s Name

It is possible to change a child’s name, however this requires consent from everyone with parental responsibility. Parental responsibility means all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law (section 3(1) Children Act 1989).

Before drafting a change of name deed for a child, at Consilia Legal we require the following:

  • Two forms of ID (as above) from each person with parental responsibility;
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate.

All those with parental responsibility should execute the deed by signing the document in the presence of a witness.

Our Fees

At Consilia Legal we offer a fixed fee in the sum of £100 plus VAT to prepare a change of name deed for an adult or a minor child. We can also provide certified copies at an additional cost of £5 per copy.

For more information contact us on 0113 322 9222 or enquires@consilialegal.co.uk.


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