Legally and officially changing your name does not require the assistance of a solicitor.
Your deed poll will be posted to you within 1-2 working days via 1st class delivery.
Solicitors will typically charge £75+VAT to prepare your deed poll documents.
An adult deed poll is a legal document that allows anyone over the age of 16 to change their name.
If you wish to be known by a new or different name, then you can change your name by obtaining a deed poll providing you aren’t trying to deceive or defraud anyone.
Changing your name is not a legal matter and therefore you do not need to register your name change anywhere, you simply need to follow the 3 step process.
Legal copies of your official deed poll are true and exact replicas of your original deed poll.
They are used to notify companies and organisations of your name change as not all record holders except to see your original deed poll before updating their records of you.
Organisations such as HM Passport Office and the DVLA will expect to see your original deed poll, it’s therefore best to get those updated first.