A Deed Poll is a legal document and is a form of legal contract, however differs from legal contracts between two or more parties in that it only concerns one person and requires that person's signature in the presence of a witness. The Deed Poll legally binds the person who signs it to a course of action detailed within the Deed Poll document.
A Deed Poll for a change of name contains three declarations and by executing the Deed Poll (signing, dating and having your signing witnessed) you are legally committing yourself to:
Deed Polls correctly prepared and issued by UK Deed Poll provide documentary evidence that you have had your name legally changed. As a result of this the Deed Poll document then gives you the ability to change all records and official documents to your new name.