Notarial services provided by a notary public
Notaries are the oldest branch of the legal profession and an important part of the United Kingdom’s legal system. They perform a range of essential duties, the most significant of which is the certification and authentication of documents. They can also practise as solicitors, fulfil the functions of a Commissioner for Oaths and carry out general legal work, although they cannot be involved in court proceedings.
Every notary is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and is bound by stringent regulations, so you can be assured that when you use the services of a notary, you are fully protected. As one of the leading providers of notary services in London, we are fully compliant with all regulatory requirements. Our permission to practice is renewed every year, and we maintain full insurance cover to protect our clients.
The services of a notary
One of the main functions of a notary is to authenticate important documents relating to transactions that cross national borders. If you need help with an immigration or emigration issue, including working or marrying abroad, a notary can assist with the necessary paperwork, and can also help with the sale, purchase and administration of foreign-based property, whether the client is based in the UK or abroad.
Other essential notary services are the preparation and witnessing of powers of attorney required for overseas use and the drawing up of international affidavits.
Most businesses will also, at some time, benefit from notarisation services. A notary can help with the preparation of the documentation associated with the formation and registration of a company, as well as any paperwork issued by Companies House, and can assist with HMRC documents and the drawing up of contracts.
Private individuals can call on the support of a notary for a wide range of functions. As well as authenticating and certifying signatures, we can help with UK birth, death and marriage certificates, educational documents, name changes by Deed Poll, wills, sworn statements, documents relating to adoption, educational documents, powers of attorney, property sale paperwork and statutory declarations.
In fact, a notary is your best option for authenticating and recording almost any important certificate or document. It’s also worth bearing in mind that notaries are also authorised to fulfil many legal functions under the authority of the Legal Services Act 2007, and have a detailed knowledge of all relevant legal authorities.
Where can I get these services from?
As one of the leading providers of notary services in London, we have the experience and expertise to assist you with all of your document authentication or certification needs. Get in touch and find out how South London Notaries can help you with the full range of individual or business-related notary services.