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 We Can 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 are members of Resolution and hold Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel Accreditation which demonstrates our knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law.
Our Past Cases
Below are some change of name cases we have conducted in the past:
Court order for change of a children's first names back to the initial birth certificate registration after the mother had unanimously changed the children's names without the father's consent
Prevent a change of a child's surname to the surname of the step-father and ensured that the biological father's first name remains as the child's surname