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1091Certification of copies as accurateE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Copies provided under section 1086 in hard copy form must be certified as true copies unless the applicant dispenses with such certification.

(2)Copies so provided in electronic form must not be certified as true copies unless the applicant expressly requests such certification.

(3)A copy provided under section 1086, certified by the registrar (whose official position it is unnecessary to prove) to be an accurate record of the contents of the original document, is in all legal proceedings admissible in evidence—

(a)as of equal validity with the original document, and

(b)as evidence (in Scotland, sufficient evidence) of any fact stated in the original document of which direct oral evidence would be admissible.

(4)The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations as to the manner in which such a certificate is to be provided in a case where the copy is provided in electronic form.

(5)Except in the case of documents that are subject to the Directive disclosure requirements (see section 1078), copies provided by the registrar may, instead of being certified in writing to be an accurate record, be sealed with the registrar's official seal.

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C1S. 1091 applied (15.12.2007) by The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations (S.I. 2007/2974), {reg. 19(4)(h)}

C2S. 1091 applied (15.12.2007) by The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations (S.I. 2007/2974), {reg. 12(6)(f)}

C4S. 1091 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 20(1)(e) (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

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I1S. 1091 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 1300 and S.I. 2006/3428, art. 2(1)(f) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5)

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