Notary Services for Businesses and Individuals
Granting Powers of Attorney
Administration of Estates
Frequently Asked Questions
A Notary Public is an officer of the law who has an internationally recognised public office.
Notaries are appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Court of Faculties. A professional Notary must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of clients and the public.
For documents to be used outside England and Wales. The need for a notary public is dictated by the requirements of the country where the document is to be used.
For most overseas documents it is not sufficient for a solicitor to authenticate the information.
Any document required for use overseas but signed in this country normally needs to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. A Notary Public will sign and validate the documents and will seal them with the Notary’s personal seal of office.
Legalisation means confirmation of the authenticity of origin of a document. It is done by having an official stamp placed on the document by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and, for some countries, by the consulate of the country in which the document is to be used.
Should the document need to be legalised by the Foreign Office or Foreign Consulate I can ensure this process is completed if you wish me to handle this for you.
Yes, please get in touch by telephone or via email to make an appointment at your convenience.
I am a Solicitor as well as a Notary Public and I have been in legal practise for over 20 years. In addition to my qualification as a Solicitor I have qualified as a Notary through the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Notarial Practice, following a course of study at University College London.
I am a member of the Notaries’ Society of England and Wales.
My Notary practice is based at 6 Earls Court, Priory Park East, Hull, HU4 7DY, but I also offer appointments at my Solicitor practice, if that is more convenient for clients. My Solicitor office is at Jane Brooks Law, 112 King Street, Cottingham, HU16 5QE. Please note, however, there is no connection between Jane Brooks Law and my notarial business.