This blog was co-authored by Sa’ood Lahri, Director and Muhammad Mirza, Candidate Attorney

In August 2021 the High Court[1] accepted that an affidavit commissioned over a WhatsApp video-call constitutes substantial compliance with the applicable regulations[2] and is valid in light of the practical difficulties faced by the deponent due to the raging Covid19

The attestation at the end of an affidavit is not a formality.  It is a serious part of every affidavit and must be carefully checked for correctness every time.

A female witness in court proceedings signed an affidavit in the presence of a commissioner of oaths but the commissioner of oaths certified in the standard