A Notary is a qualified lawyer – a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. Notaries are appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Court of Faculties.
There are approximately 900 notaries in England and Wales, all, save about 150 notaries, are also qualified as solicitors.
What does a Notary do?
A Notary is primarily concerned with the preparation and authentication of documents for use in foreign countries.
A Notary has two significant differences from a solicitor:
Some notaries speak foreign languages and know about foreign laws, but not all of them do. Your document may be in a language you do not understand or have to do with a legal system you do not know about.
A Notary must be sure that both you and they understand the document and each other, and know what effect the document will have when it goes overseas as a result the notary may have to insist that it is properly translated into English, or that a qualified interpreter is present at your interview. You will have to pay for these extra services. The cost varies according to the length and complexity of the document and the language involved.
Michelle assists private individuals, a wide range of commercial clients, including public and private companies, global organisations, UK subsidiaries and also other professionals (accountants , solicitors and tax advisors ) seeking assistance on behalf of their clients, in authenticating documents for use overseas.
Michelle can also assist in legalisation requirements whether at the Foreign & Commonwealth office or any other relevant embassy/consulate. As well as shipping completed documents to their final destination. This can be arranged urgent basis , if required.