Administration of Estate With Foreign Assets

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[…]

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 affixed by Competent Read more about Apostille and Administration […]

Role and function of a Notary Public in England and Wales

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 Read more about Role and function of a Notary Public in England and Wales