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Notary Public

There are approximately 800 Notaries across England and Wales and Notaries Public form one of the oldest branches of the legal profession.

If you require the services of a notary public, there are two notaries based in our offices offering services to both businesses and members of the public. Whilst they are based in our offices and are also employed by Ramsdens Solicitors as solicitors, they provide their notarial services on a self-employed basis, and not on behalf of Ramsdens Solicitors.

You can find out more about notary fees and charges here.

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a specially-qualified lawyer, regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who serves as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts, which are related to the signing of important documents.

The notaries’ insurance indemnity limit is £1,000,000.

Notaries are covered by a formal complaints procedure in the event that a client is dissatisfied with the service provided, and details of how to make such a complaint are contained within the notaries’ terms of business, or upon request from them.

There are approximately 800 Notaries across England and Wales, and Notaries Public form one of the oldest branches of the legal profession.


This work involves the authentication and valid execution of documents for use abroad.

Such services are indispensable to the conduct of international transactions and quite often are the only thing preventing an individual or representatives from a company from having to travel abroad to conduct their business.

Typical examples of work carried out by notaries include:

  • Authenticating documentation needed for emigration and applications for marriage abroad.
  • Notarising copies of passports and educational qualifications.
  • Certifying the identity of a company or its officers for private or public sector bodies or regulators abroad.
  • Notarising the due execution of documentation in relation to the purchase of land or other assets abroad.
  • Notarising copies of company documents.
  • Notarising powers of attorney relating to the conduct of business, property transactions or Court proceedings abroad.


To discuss Notary Public issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at or call us on either 01484 821 554 or 01484 558068 to speak to one of the notaries based at Ramsdens.

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