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Statutory Declarations – A Reminder

As Justices, we should administer a statutory declaration (or an affidavit) regardless of whether we agree or disagree with the statements the deponent is making.  Our role is to ensure that;
  • the Name, Address and Occupation of the deponent are recorded at the beginning, 
  • Alterations are initialled
  • Blank spaces have a line through them or are marked N/A
  • Exhibits/attachments have an Exhibit Note completed
  • the Jurat is completed accurately and
  • If the Justices address details are requested that they are completed.  

The content of the declaration has nothing to do with the JP.