We can notarise documents for individuals and businesses, including powers of attorney, affidavits, ship mortgages and Companies House documents.
If your documents need to be legalised or apostilled we will liaise with the Foreign Office or the appropriate embassy or consulate on your behalf.
We can authenticate identification documents, signatures and corporate documents.
A Notary Public is a qualified lawyer - a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Notaries in England and Wales are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties The office derives from Roman law and the Civil law tradition. In England and Wales, where solicitors and barristers form the predominant part of the legal profession, the particular function of notaries is to verify documents for use abroad.
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A Notary Public is appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury under Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533 and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties. Although the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury regulates Notaries, he/she is a secular lawyer and is not otherwise associated with the Archbishop Read more about Role and function of a Notary Public in England and Wales[…]
Apostille and Legalisation The Hague Convention XII of 5 October 1961, an international treaty of Private International Law abolished the requirement of Legalisation of Foreign Documents, (via Consular offices/ Embassy/ High Commission) and replaced it with the procedure of “Apostille” which consists in applying a Certificate of Apostille. What is an Apostille Apostilles are certificates Read more about Apostille and Legalisation[…]
It has become increasingly common for British retirees to live abroad and we can often come across probate matters where foreign assets are involved. The presence of foreign assets can be a complex issue in the process of administration of the estate of the deceased. It can pose complex cross-border issues whether or not a Read more about Administration of estate with foreign assets[…]