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legal advice relating to a change of name 

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Need legal advice relating to a Change of Name? Our knowledgeable family law solicitors in Leeds, London and Harrogate are here to help. We have a team of highly experienced family law solicitors lead by Laura Clapton who is renowned in the field of Family Law & family Mediation in Leeds, London and Harrogate.

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).

advice on changing a childs 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.

Contact Our family Law Team

Kelly Walters- Senior Family Solicitor & Family Mediator
Tel: 0113 322 9222
Mobile: 07516 030536
k.walters@consilialegal.co.uk

our fees

At Consilia Legal we offer a fixed fee in the sum of £200 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.

Free Initial Discussion

 At Consilia Legal our Family Law team are highly experienced in dealing with all family legal matters including legal advice relating to a change of names. If you would like to have a confidential free initial discussion surrounding this family matter please contact our family law team on 0113 322 9222 or enquires@consilialegal.co.uk 

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