Does a Name Change Statutory Declaration require both the new signature and the old signature?


If anyone has used a Statutory Declaration (and not a Deed Poll) to change their name, can you please tell me if you signed the document with only your new signature (for your new name)... or... did you sign it with both your new signature and your old signature (for your former name)?

I'm asking because I've found example Statutory Declaration templates online where some require just your new signature and some requre both.

In case you wondering why I'm not using a Deed Poll, it's because it's not easy for me to find two witnesses (who aren't relatives) to sign the document, whereas I can get the SD witnessed by a Solicitor for a nominal fee of only £7  :)

Anyway, your help would be much appreciated.


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