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Notary Public for Private Individuals and Companies

Who is a Notary Public?

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 Archbishop of Canterbury, with delegated authority from the Crown, and is subject to regulation by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury. A Notary Public is authorised to authenticate documents for use abroad, i.e. for use in any country outside of England & Wales.

Why choose Premier Solicitors?

Our Notary Public Lawyers have several years experience in dealing with a wide range of Notarial Services, and are specialists in notarial work for private individuals and for companies.

Our Notary Public Lawyers work full time and are usually able to fit you in at short notice.

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Notary Public Our notary publics provide our society with essential services such as certifying legal documents, administering oaths, and preventing fraud. Call Premier Solicitors

Premier Solicitors offer a range of great value notary public legal services:

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    How long will it take?

    If the document is straightforward, already prepared and in the correct form for the Notary is likely to see you for 15-20 minutes and completion in half an hour. Should the document not be straightforward, or in the event the Notary must draw up the document or deal with any non-routine aspect then 1-hour appointments are available.

    Getting ready for your appointment…

    We expect you to make an appointment. Please call us on 01234 358 080 or email:

    We need you to bring good evidence of identity. Generally this will have to be a current valid passport, and driving licence or an original and recent (i.e. less than 3 months old) council tax, or electricity bill, or bank statement with your name and address on it, in order to confirm your address.

    If you are signing a document on behalf of a Company, then we will additionally need to undertake Companies House checks on the Company and its Directors. We will require you to provide us with the Company Number, so we may undertake the search. We will also usually require 2 Directors, or 1 Director and the Company Secretary, to personally attend to sign the document(s), bringing with them their personal ID documents (as above). We will also require a copy of the Board Minute, whereby the Board has authorised the signing of the document by the 2 Directors (or 1 Director and the Company Secretary).

    We need to be satisfied that you understand any document, and so you will need to have read and understood the document before you attend the appointment. If you have any queries about the document then you will need to raise these queries with the lawyer/person who drew up the document. If a document is not in English, then we will usually need to see certified translation.

    We will want to see any relevant papers or documents that relate to the matter prior to the appointment. It can save time, expense and mistakes, if you send to the Notary Public, before the appointment by email, full copies of the document(s) to be notarised and any covering correspondence and instructions from the destination country. Email:

    You will need to sign the document(s) in the presence of the Notary Public, so do not sign the document (s) beforehand. If you have already signed the document before reading these instructions, then you will need to arrange for a fresh copy of the document to be sent to you.

    We do not take plastic, so our fees are payable by cash or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to The Notary Public Lawyer who see you. Please see Terms & Conditions. If you fail to bring in the documentation as required, then you will need to re-book a new appointment.

    Our notaries can undertake the following types of notarial certification for individuals and for companies:

    When do you need a notary public?

    The majority of legal documents for use abroad need to be certified by a Notary. Notaries are known internationally as being independent and qualified to witness the signing of certain documents and to authenticate paperwork.

    Why would I need a commissioner of oaths?…

    For the legal witnessing to the swearing of an oath, an affidavit or a statutory declaration. Premier Solicitors offers many legal services on a fixed fee basis.

    Premier Solicitors act as Commissioners for Oaths, and we can act as a required legal witness for the swearing of an Oath at the fixed fee of £5 and just £2 per exhibit (per person). Oaths and Affidavits are legal documents that are required for court proceedings or as part of probate and other civil procedures. An exhibit is a document or item referred to in the Oath, Affidavit or Statutory Declaration.

    We are currently not offering this service unless you require your document to be authorised for use abroad, i.e. for use in any country outside of England and Wales. If this is the case please email:

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