Services for businesses

The principal role of a Notary in England and Wales is to provide independent proof of documents, transactions and facts to the satisfaction of authorities overseas. This involves careful checking and drafting and typically covers such work as:

  • Attesting powers of attorney and other documents for use in countries throughout the world
  • Certifying documents relating to companies registered at Companies House or in foreign commercial registers
  • Assisting with documents required to set up a company abroad
  • Attesting tender documents and other documents which require to be signed on behalf of a company for use abroad
  • Applying for legalisation of documents at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (sometimes called ‘obtaining an apostille’ ) and for legalisation from the relevant embassy
  • Administering oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations for foreign jurisdictions
  • Certifying copies of academic qualifications
  • Certifying copies of passports and other documents
  • Authenticating the signing of an acknowledgment for use in the United States of America
  • Presenting bills of exchange for acceptance and payment, noting and protesting bills in cases of dishonour
  • The preparation of a note of a shipping protest
  • Attesting the signature and execution of documents
  • Authenticating the execution of documents
  • Other documents for use overseas which require authentication
  • Providing Notarised copies
  • Taking evidence in England and Wales (depositions) for use in foreign courts