Notary Services

Notaries or "Notaries Public" are qualified lawyers - members of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. They are appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and are regulated by the Court of Faculties under Acts of Parliament of 1533, 1801 and 1843, the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 and Legal Services Act 2007. Notaries have to have an annual Practising Certificate from the Court of Faculties and are required to have professional indemnity insurance and a fidelity bond. In England and Wales notaries have a public duty of preparing and authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. They can be prepared in the language and form required by the destination country, if the notary has a good command of the language of the destination country. Notaries are widely recognised internationally although, for historical reasons, they play a lesser role in United Kingdom in domestic matters. They are also entitled to carry out conveyancing, probate, wills, draw up contracts and act  in all other non-contentious matters in England and Wales. A notary is empowered and expected to act for both parties to a transaction and his first duty is to the transactioin as a whole  and not just to one of the parties. A Notary identifies himself on documents by the use of his individual seal.

We can help you with all your documentary requirements for any country in the world including:

  • Providing certificates certifying the genuineness of signatures and execution of private and business documents and of copy documents
  • Attesting execution of documents
  • Taking International Declarations, Affidavits, Oaths & Acknowledgments
  • Arranging notarially sworn and plain translations
  • Preparing Powers of Attorney
  • Preparing and completing notarial acts in public form and other legal docuemnts in Polish and Russian languages
  • Witnessing/attesting events and transactions
  • Preparing certificates of English law for use abroad

Specialization

We specialise in all notarial documents, both in public form and private form, relating to Polish law as well as, to a degree, Russian law. We speak Polish and Russian.

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