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If you are looking for help with changing your name our specialist solicitors can help you. In addition to office meetings, we offer remote meetings by telephone or video if preferred. To discuss your options call us 24/7 on 0208 004 0065 or email us at hello@southgate.co.uk 

Change of Name

If you are aged 16 or over you are legally entitled to change your name at any time. It is generally thought that changing your name is a long and costly process which requires a Deed Poll application and a court process. This is not true! 

We offer a competitive fixed fee to prepare and implement a Change of Name deed and in most circumstances, you can have your name changed the same day you see us and this will be legally recognised in the UK. 

If you seek to change the name of a child, this may be a more complicated process depending on your circumstances. It will require the written consent of all people who have parental responsibility for the child and if consent cannot be obtained you will need to consider applying for a court order. 

Whether the change of a child’s name is agreed by all people who have parental responsibility or contested – our expert legal team can assist you to progress and achieve the outcome you seek. 

What can we do

We are able to assist with drafting all the relevant forms for a change of name if you are an adult.  If you seek to change a child’s name we can assess your position and advise on whether this is possible or whether you need to consider further legal steps. 

If there is a dispute regarding the change of a child’s name we can discuss and advise on a way forward, which may include an application to court if the matter is contested. We have extensive experience in dealing with all areas of Children Law. We have members of Resolution and hold Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel Accreditation which demonstrates our knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law. 

If you wish to read more about this area of law we have some frequently asked questions at the end of this page – feel free to scroll down to read more.

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A Change of Name deed, also known as a Deed Poll, is a legal document that officially recognises a change in your name. Southgate Solicitors can prepare this document for you, ensuring it meets all legal requirements. Once executed, it allows you to officially use your new name and update your identification documents and records in the UK.

In most cases, Southgate Solicitors can prepare and implement your Change of Name deed on the same day you consult us. This quick turnaround ensures minimal disruption and allows you to start using your new name immediately.

Contrary to popular belief, changing your name doesn’t have to be a lengthy or costly process. Southgate Solicitors offers a competitive fixed fee for our Change of Name service, providing a straightforward and affordable solution for legally changing your name.

Yes, we can assist with changing a child’s name. This process may require additional steps, such as obtaining the written consent of everyone with parental responsibility. If consent cannot be obtained, it might be necessary to apply for a court order. Our experts will guide you through every step to achieve the desired outcome.

If there is a dispute regarding the change of a child’s name, Southgate Solicitors can advise on the best course of action, which may include mediation or applying for a court order. Our experienced legal team specializes in Children Law, ensuring you receive the best possible advice and representation.

southgate solicitors has extensive experience in Children Law and name change processes. Our team holds Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel Accreditation, demonstrating our expertise and commitment to providing high-quality legal services. Whether your case is straightforward or complex, we are equipped to assist you.

Yes, a Change of Name deed prepared by Southgate Solicitors is legally recognised throughout the UK. It can be used to update all legal documents and records, including your passport, driver’s licence, bank accounts, and more.

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