What is a Notary?
What Is A Notary?
Notaries are the oldest branch of the legal profession. They are appointed and regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. There is a limited number (approximately 800) of notaries practising in England and Wales. As a registered Notary, we are bound by their rules of conduct and due diligence.
Most notaries are also solicitors who have obtained an additional qualification as a Notary Public. Today, a notary’s role focuses on authenticating facts and documents for use in foreign countries.
Why Do You Need to Use A Notary Public?
You will need the services of a notary public if your document needs to be sent outside of the UK. You are likely to have been asked by your lawyer or an organisation abroad to sign or authenticate a document in the presence of a notary public. They will expect to see the notary’s signature, stamp and seal.
Making an Appointment
It is not uncommon to need the services of a Notary at short notice. Appointments can be made by filling in the form below, or by calling us on 0800 056 6042 during office hours. Depending on the complexity, your Notary appointment would take between 20 minutes to an hour.
In addition to the documents you need notarising, you will also need to bring 3 valid proofs of address with you.
A notary public is not that same as a solicitor – we are separately regulated and your rights are different when instructing us as a notary. Download our Terms and Conditions here.
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Arthur Moore – Notary 1
Liz Robey – Notary 2
Paul Hollingworth – Notary 3
Adama Otter – Notary 4
Antonio Rodriguez – Notary 5
Robert Pacella – Notary 6
Anne Henderson – Notary 7
Ali Gunn – Notary 8
Lloyd Banks – Notary 9
Marian Lo – Notary 10