Gerard Rothschild

Gerard Rothschild

Gerard (Call 2005) practises Commercial, Competition and Public Law from Brick Court Chambers in London. He was a Lecturer in Constitutional Law at Magdalen College, Oxford for 5 years.

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Ensuring due formality

Gerard Rothschild offers guidance on the administering of oaths in an increasingly secular society.

Authorisation to administer oaths is a privilege expressly conferred by a barrister’s practicing certificate which is often overlooked. How to administer oaths features neither in the BPTC syllabus nor in the Bar Council’s Handbook. In an increasingly secular society, yet one whose legislation appears still to attach special importance to the taking of oaths, it is incumbent on those of us entrusted to administer them to ensure due formality so that their significance is respected. This article seeks to redress the lack of guidance.

31 March 2014
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