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Do you have any guidance on certification by solicitors of documents that are only available, and only exist, online or in electronic form?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/02/2019

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  • Do you have any guidance on certification by solicitors of documents that are only available, and only exist, online or in electronic form?
  • Can a certified copy by made of a document that is only available online or in electronic form?

There are numerous personal and business reasons for obtaining a certified copy of a document. For example, when applying for a loan the lender may require certified copies of photographic ID (passport or driving licence) and a recent utility bill. A certified copy of a marriage certificate or change of name deed may be required in order to update any official records following a name change.

The certified copy is usually signed by a professional person (often referre

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