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If you are purchasing property abroad or have overseas business interests or investments, it is highly likely your documents and deeds will need to be notarised. Our team of experienced Notaries can help prepare your paperwork for foreign jurisdictions.

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Duncan Sigournay

Duncan Sigournay


Jeremy Thring

Jeremy Thring


Notarising your documents

While many Notaries are Solicitors, their additional qualification means they are recognised professionally abroad and can undertake work that a non-Notary Solicitor cannot.

If you have purchased real estate abroad, or if you are in the UK needing to deal with affairs in another country, our specialists can help you. We can also support and guide you if you are looking to set up a company outside the UK.

We will work with you to understand your situation, drawing on our expertise to provide clear, practical and commercial guidance tailored to your needs. We can attest, authenticate and certify paperwork for personal and corporate use alike. Whatever your priorities or concerns, we will assist with the notarisation of your documents so they are fit-for-purpose in foreign jurisdictions.


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

Private individuals

  • witnessing the signature of documents for use outside the UK (for example, Powers of Attorney in relation to foreign properties)
  • administering affidavits and statutory declarations for use outside the UK
  • authenticating the signature to and/or the content of documents and facts recited
  • notarising documents in connection with adoption applications for children from outside the UK
  • obtaining legalisation from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and foreign embassies/consulates where appropriate
  • provision of notarised copies of documents, such as identification documents and qualifications for the purposes of working abroad or seeking professional qualifications in other jurisdictions
  • verifying translations of documents into and from English (via a translator)


  • 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, and obtaining Certificates of Good Standing from Companies House
  • notarising deeds of assignment of intellectual property rights
  • protesting bills of exchange
  • witnessing powers of attorney for use overseas

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