Commercial Notary Public Services

If your legal needs have an international element, you may require a Notary Public. Notaries are recognised professionally abroad where solicitors may not be, so you can rest assured that your documents are correctly authenticated for the relevant jurisdiction.

If you wish to make an appointment with Duncan Sigournay or Jeremy Thring (below) please contact Victoria Bunting on 01225 340 250 or email her

Key Contacts

Duncan Sigournay

Duncan Sigournay


Jeremy Thring

Jeremy Thring



Your matter might involve international powers of attorney, operating a company abroad, purchasing property outside the UK, or dealing with foreign property as a UK-based foreign national. Whether you are operating as an individual or as a company, our Notary Public service prepares, attests, authenticates and certifies deeds and other documents for use overseas.

With a proven track record of resolving complex issues efficiently and swiftly, our commercially-focused Notaries will provide you with practical, tailored advice to achieve your objectives and ensure your peace of mind.


The ways we can help you include:

  • administering affidavits and statutory declarations for use outside the UK
  • authenticating company documents for setting up companies/offices abroad – including memorandum and articles of association, obtaining certificates of good standing from Companies House
  • authenticating the signature to and/or the content of documents and facts recited
  • notarising deeds of assignment of intellectual property rights
  • notarising documents in connection with adoption applications for children from a foreign country
  • obtaining legalisation from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and foreign embassies/consulates where appropriate

  • protesting bills of exchange
  • provision of notarised copies of documents including identification documents and qualifications
  • verifying translations of documents into and from English
  • witnessing powers of attorney for use overseas
  • witnessing the signature of documents for use outside the UK


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Chambers and Partners 2015