Common Law Oaths

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Ms Chadwick (Account suspended)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please states whether the Oaths of Office taken by
Judges are Common Law Oaths or not and provide all Oaths declared.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Chadwick

Achow, Ann,

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Achow, Ann,

Dear Ms Chadwick

Thank you for your e mail of 27 October 2009 requesting information
about Common Law Oaths.

Firstly, I should let you know that I can only deal with FOI requests
relating to information held by the Supreme Court. If your query extends
beyond the Justices of the Supreme Court ie to Judges engaged by Her
Majesty's Court Service you should address your query to the Ministry
of Justice at [email address] although the links which I
provide below may give the answer to your question.

I am unclear as to what you mean by a Common Law Oath. The only
information we hold here concerning the oaths which the Justices of the
Supreme Court have taken is contained in our Oaths Record Book which
holds a record of the date each Justice took their oaths (they take two
- one is the oath of allegiance and the second is the judicial oath) and
their signature. All of our Justices took their oaths on the Court's
first day of existence, 1 October 2009.

You ask for all oaths declared to be provided to you. As the information
you are seeking is already available in the public domain, it is exempt
from disclosure under Section 21 (Information accessible to the
applicant by other means) of the FOIA. The Constitutional Reform Act
2005 deals with this in Part 3 Section 32. You may view this and all
current legislation free of charge on the Statute Law database at
www.statutelaw.gov.uk. Further information about judicial oaths is
available in the Promissory Oaths Act 1868 and on the website
www.judiciary.gov.uk . In addition you may be interested in a book on
the subject: R. Spon-Smith 'Law Society's Guide to oaths and
affirmations'. 2nd ed. 1996. Law Society Publishing. ISBN:
1853283592.

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Yours sincerely

Ann Achow (Mrs)
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
London
SW1P 3BD

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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Ms Chadwick (Account suspended)

Dear Ann,

Can you please supply the direct link to the oaths, as I cannot seem to find it on the one you gave.

Many thanks

Ms Chadwick

Achow, Ann,

Dear Ms Chadwick,

You will find the relevant section by clicking on 'About the judiciary'
then 'Judges and the constitution' or by using the search button and
typing in 'oaths'.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Achow (Mrs)
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
London
SW1P 3BD

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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Ms Chadwick (Account suspended)

Dear Ann,

Is it really that difficult to provide a direct link that would clearly be of great help and use to the Public.

Kind regards,

Ms Chadwick

Achow, Ann,

Dear Ms Chadwick

The link is
http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/about_judici...
index.htm

Mrs A Achow
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
London
SW1P 3BD

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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