Commentary

3.2 Enrolment of a deed poll

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| Commentary

3.2 Enrolment of a deed poll

| Commentary

3.2 Enrolment of a deed poll

A change of name is usually evidenced by the execution of a deed poll1 declaring the change. In order to provide proof of the execution of such a deed, the deed may be enrolled in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court2 or at the College of Arms3.

An application for the enrolment of a deed poll in the Queen’s Bench Division is governed by the Enrolment of Deeds (Change of Name) Regulations 19944. The regulations apply to men and women equally, but special provisions govern an application made by or on behalf of children5. Non-compliance with the regulations

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