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Notary fees are generally based on the time spent on the matter and on the basis of an hourly charging rate.
Hilary Garnett charges £210 per hour with no VAT payable.
Jonathan Cornes charges £210 per hour with no VAT payable.
However, the cost of dealing with your document will, ultimately depend on a number of factors, the most significant of which is the time taken to complete the work on it. The notaries will try to review your document before the work is undertaken to give you a more specific estimate of the likely charges.
We may have to pay legalisation fees to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or a Foreign Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. It may also be necessary to pay for a translator or an interpreter and other payments may be required, including agent’s fees and travelling expenses. Your approval to these will be obtained and you will normally be required to make payment in advance of any such amounts.
If it is a simple matter of witnessing a document, a fixed fee will be charged. If there are complications or if the Notary Public is required to draft a document, obtain legalisation or some other authentication of the document, the charged raised will be based upon the time that is spent, based on the hourly rate set out above. This may include telephone calls made or received, letters sent and received, time spent in interviews, on drafting documents and on preparing the necessary entries in the notarial register.
Special factors which might result in an increase in the charge to you include:
Please note that in any event, the Notary Publics responsibility in acting on your behalf is limited to the notarial formalities and appropriate incidentals connected to the documents in question, unless specifically instructed by you to draft or advise on any documentation, subject to us being provided with adequate instructions and time to carry out the transaction.