What is a Notary Public?
A Notary is a qualified lawyer who is appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury. They are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties.
Notaries must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public.
What do Notary Publics do?
Notaries deal with the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use abroad. Here are some examples for when you might need the services of a notary public.
- Certifying documents if you are selling a property abroad
- Certifying documents if you are moving abroad
- Certifying documents to you can work overseas
- Certfiying documents to get married abroad
- Prepare a Power of Attorney for someone to act on your behalf abroad
Legalisation by Apostille
Once a document has been signed by a notary public it is ready for the apostille – a legalisation certificate granted by the Foreign Office – the document is then ready for use outside of the UK by countries that are members of the Hague Convention.
How do I contact a Notary Public Southport?
Notaries represent one of the oldest branches of the legal profession yet there are not that many practising notaries in the Merseyside area and many people struggle to find a notary in their local area.
While Notary Publics are self-employed, Breens Solicitors can arrange an appointment for you with one of two Notary Publics in Southport.
To make an appointment with a Notary Public in Southport or Ormskirk call Debbie on 01704 532890.