What is a Notary

A Notary is a qualified lawyer – a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. He is appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and is 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.
Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad.
They are also authorised to conduct general legal practice (excluding the conduct of court proceedings) They may exercise the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths.
For more information on the profession you may visit http://www.thenotariessociety.org.uk/

Documents we are able to notarise

  • UK birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates
  • UK Educational Documents
  • Change of Name by Deed Poll
  • Document in connection with getting married abroad
  • Powers of attorney
  • Wills
  • Affidavits, declarations and notarial acts
  • Certificates of incorporation and other documents issued by Companies House
  • Documents from the HMRC
  • Medical documents
  • Foreign documents and translations
  • Foreign language translations of UK documents
  • Corporate records
  • Contracts and different types of Declarations
  • International Affidavits
  • Sworn Statements
  • Sponsoring relatives from abroad
  • Adoption related documentation
  • Bills of Exchange and related documentation
  • Fingerprinting
  • Certified Copy Documents
  • Authentication of identity and signatures
  • Statutory Declarations
  • Company/Charity Documentation
  • Property Sale/Purchase documentation
  • Court orders and Court related documentation


In addition to notarising existing documents we can also prepare documents such as powers of attorney, affidavits and statutory declarations. Let us know what you need and we will do all that we can to help you.