Commercial Notary Public Services

If you require legal work involving an international dimension, you may need a Notary Public. Notaries’ additional qualification means they are recognised professionally abroad whereas in many cases solicitors are not. Our team of experienced Notaries can provide you with specialist support and guidance to ensure your documents are correctly notarised for the relevant jurisdiction.

Key Contacts

Duncan Sigournay

Duncan Sigournay


Jeremy Thring

Jeremy Thring


Notary services to meet your needs

Whether handling international matters involving powers of attorney, operating a company abroad, purchasing property outside the UK, or dealing with foreign property as a UK-based foreign national, our team can help you.

Our Notary Public service prepares, attests, authenticates and certifies deeds and other documents for use overseas, working for both individuals and companies. 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.


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • 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