Notary Public Services

A Notary Public is a specialist, independent lawyer who deals with documents for use abroad.  By signing and sealing a document a Notary gives credence to that document and it will (if the necessary formalities have been properly observed) be accepted without question in jurisdictions around the world.

We work closely with an experienced Notary Public, who can deal with any notarial requirements which you may have.

Who is it for?

Anyone who needs to sign a document or provide evidence of some thing or fact which will be relied upon in an overseas country.

Notaries deal with a wide range of different documents and requirements, but some of the most common notarial activities comprise:

  • Atttesting/witnessing signatures on documents.
  • Administering oaths and declarations.
  • Verifying and certifying the authenticity of original or copy documents.
  • Preparing certificates of English law.

How the service works

The Notary will formally identify the client and any individual signing a document, usually by means of a passport and some other document confirming their residential address. In the case of documents to be completed by a company, the Notary will also need to satisfy himself that the individual signing has the requisite power and authority to sign on behalf of that company and that the company exists.

Once a document has been notarised, it sometimes needs to go through a process called legalisation.  Legalisation requirements vary from country to country, but our Notary can steer you through these and arrange for all the necessary formalities to be completed.

How much will it cost?

Charges for notarial work vary depending on the nature and extent of the work required, but our Notary will seek to agree a fixed fee with you wherever possible, and will always provide an estimate of the likely overall cost.

What you should do next

If you are interested in our notarial services, please contact one of our legal advisers by telephone, fax or e-mail.