A clause stating that a document has been executed ( www.practicallaw.com/0-107-6579) in the presence of one or more witnesses (who attest the execution). For example, attestation is required for:
A deed ( www.practicallaw.com/1-107-6055) executed by an individual (section 1(3), Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989; see Practice note, Execution of deeds and documents: Formalities for a deed ( www.practicallaw.com/0-380-8400) ).
The attestation clause confirms that the relevant requirement has been met.
Sometimes used loosely to refer to a testimonium (see Practice note, Execution of deeds and documents: Testimonium clauses ( www.practicallaw.com/0-380-8400) ).