Signing a Statement of Truth – what does it mean?

If you are involved in Court proceedings, it is likely that you will be asked at some stage to sign a document that includes a statement stating that the facts contained within the document are true; this is referred to as a Statement of Truth.

A failure to sign or knowingly signing a Statement of Truth which you know contains false evidence, can negatively impact the success of your dispute. In addition, criminal proceedings may be brought against you.

Signing a Statement of Truth or allowing a Solicitor to sign where you know that a document contains a false statement may lead to punishment for contempt of court e.g.  a fine or up to maximum penalty of two years in prison. It is therefore important that the Statement of Truth you are signing not only contains the correct information but that you fully appreciate the contents of the document you are signing.

If you require assistance or clarification before signing a Statement of Truth then contact Melissa Hamilton now via email - or call 01606 74301.