So, you’ve been told you need a Notary public. And you’re wondering what on earth one of those is…..
Well, a Notary is a qualified lawyer – many also practise as solicitors – and a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales appointed by the Court of Faculties and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Mostly, they deal with documents for use abroad and deal with sometimes baffling overseas legal systems on clients’ behalf. So if you’re buying a holiday home in Spain, for example, they’ll come in very handy.
Their work, for both business and private individuals, includes:
Notaries, there are only about 850 in England and Wales, can basically notarise anything – providing authentication and a secure record for almost any transaction.
Apparently, a rural notary once notarised a fish so that his friends in the pub had no choice but to believe he really had caught a whopper!
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