Certified Copies

As solicitors, we are often asked to certify that a photocopy of an original document is a true copy of the original.  Some organisations won’t accept a certified copy unless it has been certified by a solicitor.  Certified copies are often required by:

  • prospective employers - as part of their recruitment process

  • banks - if you’re applying for a bank account

  • the Foreign & Commonwealth Office - as part of a legalisation application

  • solicitors - as part of their client identity checks to comply with anti-money laundering legislation

We charge a fixed fee of £11 for checking up to 3 original documents against their photocopies and certifying the photocopies (up to a maximum of 3 photocopied pages). If you require 10-100 photocopied pages to be certified, a reduced fixed fee of £2 applies for each page beyond the ninth. We also offer a recorded delivery service if this is more convenient for you.

Oaths, Affidavits & Statutory Declarations

These are legal documents signed in the presence of a solicitor in which you swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true.  Oaths and Affidavits are often required for Court proceedings or as part of probate.

Our fees are fixed by law and are £5 per oath/affidavit/statutory declaration, plus £2 per exhibit.


To discuss your requirements, please telephone :   01633 892438 / 07956 085635 or email us:    info@slatelegal.co.uk