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Can an invalid statutory declaration be binding as a simple contract?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/01/2020

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  • Can an invalid statutory declaration be binding as a simple contract?

A statutory declaration allows an individual to make a legal declaration confirming that something is true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available. The standard form of a statutory declaration is: ‘I, AB, of...do solemnly and sincerely declare that...and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835’. Apart from the prescribed formal commencement and ending, the body of the declaration is susceptible to infinite variation depending on the facts to be proved.

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