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Notaries have the authority to authenticate a document and certify its legitimacy so that it can be used in another country. In particular, many English documents will only be accepted by foreign courts and civil authorities once they have been notarised, and many foreign documents need to be prepared or signed in front of a notary in order to be effective.
The office of Notary Public is internationally recognised and difficult to attain; there are fewer than 900 notaries in the whole of England and Wales. Notaries date back to Roman times, but in today’s increasingly global society they play an important role in supporting international trade.
Roythornes Notarial Services is a partnership operated by Tim Russ and Lizzie Walters and is regulated through the Faculty Office for the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Tim and Lizzie are qualified solicitors who have undertaken further study and additional examinations.
Although able to act for both parties to a contract, a Notary Public has to act independently and with impartiality. The work of a notary is governed by a set of strict rules and standards which help to protect its clients. The terms on which Roythornes Notarial Services carry out work can be found here.
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There are a number of situations where businesses might require the services of a Notary Public. In most cases a notary is required where there is a need for someone to check and verify documents which have come from, or will be used, outside the UK.
A notary can help businesses involved in international trade in a number of ways:
The fees payable to a notary depend on a number of elements including:
The notaries will happily go through these when you contact them and give you an estimate of fees and timescales. Further details of how Roythornes Notarial Services calculate the applicable costs are set out in the relevant terms of business.
For further information about the services offered by Roythornes Notarial Services, get in touch with our experts in Alconbury, Peterborough, Spalding, Nottingham or Birmingham and we will direct your query to Roythornes Notarial Services.