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At the bottom of an Affidavit under the JP signature and stamp, there is often a line of text that must be completed like this

Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand/ Justice of the Peace/ Deputy Registrar

We have recently been advised by two different solicitors of affidavits being rejected by the Court because the JP has failed to complete this step and cross out the roles that don’t apply.

Please ensure that this is done for all affidavits. 

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