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Form N285: Affidavit template

Make a formal written statement (an 'affidavit') setting out the facts of a case for use as evidence in legal proceedings.

Documents

General form of affidavit

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Ffurflen gyffredinol affidafid / General form of affidavit

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Details

The form must be sworn on oath or affirmed. An affirmation is a non-religious statement that has the same legal effect as an oath sworn on a religious text.

The affidavit can be sworn or affirmed by a solicitor, notary or commissioner for oaths (for a charge) or by an authorised member of court staff.

If the affidavit relates to proceedings in the High Court and the affidavit is sworn or affirmed by a court officer, you will need to pay a fee.

Court staff can only swear or affirm affidavits that relate to court proceedings.

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Published 1 April 1999