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How much should I charge for swearing an oath?

How much should I charge for swearing an oath and is this charge mandatory?

Section 2 of the Commissioners for Oaths (Fees) Order 1993 states that the following fees “shall” be charged:

  • £5 for taking an affidavit, declaration or affirmation, for each person making the same
  • in addition, £2 for each exhibit or schedule referred to

For more information, see Execution of Documents (3rd edition) or contact the Practice Advice Service.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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