Notary Public Services in London
We offer a wide range of fast and reliable notary public services
With a multi-lingual team, we can arrange for a full range of notarial services to the highest standard through our trusted network of reliable and professional U.K. Notaries. We can also offer e-Notarisation for e-Apostille service.
Notary Services For Businesses
We cover a wide range of notary services for businesses. Remote online service: we come to you. The perfect and fast service for busy business environments.
Notary Services For Individuals
Easy location for notary services in Central London. Easy access just outside Charing Cross - Trafalgar square. Cost-effective notary service with same-day service available.
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What is a Notary?
A Notary is a qualified lawyer – a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties.
The rules which affect Notaries are very similar to the rules which affect Solicitors. They must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public. They must keep clients’ money separately from their own and comply with stringent practice rules and rules relating to conduct and discipline. Notaries have to renew their practising certificates every year and can only do so if they have complied with the rules.
Function of Notary Public
Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use overseas.
The “Notarisation”, often termed as certification, authentication or attestation, usually involves the Notary Public checking the identity of an individual, and his/her capacity to sign a document. In case the document is being signed on behalf of a company or a legal entity, the Notary Public will also check the signatory’s to act binding the company. The notarisation process is complete after the notary has affixed his/her seal and original ink signature on the document – this is usually issued on a notarial certificate.
They are also authorised to conduct general legal practice (excluding the conduct of court proceedings) such as conveyancing and probate. They may exercise the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths.
The majority of Notaries Public also practise as solicitors but the Scrivener Notaries do not, nor do some 150 of the general notaries.
What can a Notary do?
Many notaries provide a service for commercial firms engaged in international trade, and for private individuals going to study or work overseas, etc. The most common tasks include, but are not limited to:
Preparing and authenticating Powers of Attorney, dealing with purchase or sale of land and property overseas, authenticating foreign wills and providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people overseas, or owning property abroad.
Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad, such as education or professional qualifications or declarations of freedom to marry.
Authenticating company and business documents and transactions or providing certificates as to the status of a company or the identity of its director, authenticating copy of foreign or UK documents for business transactions.
Notary Services we Offer
We can arrange for a full range of notarial services to the highest standard through our trusted network of U.K. Notaries.
With experience in all aspects of notarial work and with a multilingual team, we can assist with having documents such as, but not limited to, Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, Statutory Declarations, ship mortgages, passport copies, adoption documents, loan agreements, academic qualifications, Companies House documents, and many other types of legal documents for private individuals or corporate clients for use overseas duly certified by a regulated U.K. notary public.
We have a team with great expertise in Apostille and Consular Legalisation to ensure your documentation is certified according to the requirements of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and/or the foreign consulate or embassy for the country where your documentation is going to be used once legalised.
Please note that we are not a firm of notaries and, are not regulated as such, or employ any notary public, however, we do have a close business relationship with our network of notaries to offer this service and all notarial work we offer is undertaken in accordance with strict regulatory requirements.
The Notary Public is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and is covered by professional indemnity insurance and Compensation Fund for all notarial work carried out. The best standards of confidentiality and presentation are offered.
We are fully equipped to provide an online service for your documentation to be electronically certified and electronically signed by our network of notaries using the Advanced Electronic Signature (AES) or a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES). Documents we certify electronically satisfy the requirements of the FCDO Legalisation Office and are formatted so they can receive an Electronic Apostille (e-Apostille).
To find out more about the notarial services we offer or to book an appointment, please contact us on telephone 020 3633 4575 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the document you need to get notarised and we will provide the relevant information on the fees and requirements as soon as possible.