Notary Public London
Proelium Law LLP | Notarial Services London & UK
We provide notary public services for corporate, international and local businesses and individuals in or around London and the surrounding areas.
Notary Public Services London
We provide affordable notarial, legalisation and consular services for local and international businesses and individuals all over London. Our notary, Jasmin Bonello, can assist you whether that includes preparing documents from scratch, or reviewing documents that have already been prepared.
What is a Notary?
A Notary Public in England and Wales is a qualified lawyer and most are also solicitors who have undergone further training to qualify as a Notary. Notaries form the oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom, tracing back as far as Roman times.
Notaries are concerned with authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use abroad. These can include:
All Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties.
Why do I need Notary ?
Documents which are handled by a Notary are referred to as “notarial acts” or “notarised” documents. Notaries will verify for each client their identity, legal capacity and understanding of the document as well as their authority if signing on behalf of another party such as a limited company. Once a notary is satisfied that the client has been vetted, they will then proceed to certify the document and record the notarial act.
A notarised document therefore is an assurance that a document is authentic, can be trusted, and that any signature is genuine. It also demonstrates that the signee acted without being under duress or undue influence, and understood the intended effects for the documents terms.
A notary can validate execution in other countries. When submitting certain documents from the United Kingdom to another country it may be a requirement that the document is authenticated, certified and/or notarised by a Notary Public. You are likely to need a notary public for a variety of services such as buying or selling property abroad, setting up a company branch office, statutory declarations, affidavits, statements, powers of attorney and tax declarations.
Frequently Asked Questions
When a document is required to be authenticated, you will often be provided detail as to who you need to see to autheticate your document. This can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
If you are uncertain, you can contact us to confirm whether you require a solicitor or notary public.
When you contact us, we will discuss your requirements and provide a quotation. We will always communicate our fees with you in advance of proceeding with your matter.
A notary is required to conduct due-diligence before proceeding with any matter, therefore individuals will be required to prove their identity through providing a valid passport or photo driving license. You will also be required to provide proof of residence such as bank or HMRC statements. If you are acting on behalf of a corporate client, we will normally carry out our own enquires.
Any further requirements will be discussed with you in advance to ensure you are adequately prepared for our meeting.
Legalisation of documents is a term often used that can have different meanings.
The common understanding of legalisation is further checks that are carried out by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or by the Embassy of the country where the documents will be sent. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office or Embassy (as the case may be) will verify the notarial seal and signature. Once this has been verified, a certificate called an “Apostille” will then be attached to your document.
Should you require legalisation of documents or an apostille to be arranged, we are happy to work with you to determine the appropriate course of action. We can also liaise with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Embassy on your behalf and arrange to have the documents legalised in accordance with the required instructions.
We appreciate that terms such as notarisation, legalisation and apostille are confusing, especially if you have never required any of these processes to be undertaken. Jasmin will always be happy to discuss your requirements with you, making sure you receive the correct services that your documents require.
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