Commissioner For Oaths

James Gallagher, our company managing director is a Commissioner for Oaths and Peace Commissioner having been appointed as Commissioner for Oaths by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland Mr. Frank Clarke in year 2017

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person authorised by the Supreme Court of Ireland to verify affidavits, statutory declarations and other legal documents. Affidavits are statements in writing and on oath, and statutory declarations are written statements of facts that the person signs and declares to be true. James Gallagher provides this professional service from our office at; 12a Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and also offers a call-out or mobile service by appointment.

commisioner of oaths
James Gallagher

Peace Commissioner

We are delighted to confirm that James Gallagher has also been appointed the role as Peace Commissioner during the year 2018 by Mr. Charlie Flanagan – Minister for Justice and Equality.

James Gallagher is also a Peace Commissioner serving County Donegal.

The Functions of a Commissioner for Oaths

To make sure that the evidence in question is in written form (the draft affidavit)
To establish that the person before them has read the draft affidavit and fully understands the contents
To have the person swear that the affidavit is true by raising the appropriate Testament in their right hand and repeating the words of the oath
To verify that the affidavit was properly sworn by completing a "jurat" on the affidavit
An afffidavit is a sworn written statement that sets out the evidence that a witness wants to give in court in Ireland.
A Commissioner for Oaths charges a standard fee for their services.
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