Notary Public

In addition to being Solicitors, both Julian Alahakoon (Partner) and Ingrid Hindle (Consultant) are practising Notary Publics of England and Wales.

A Notary Public is a qualified lawyer and the Notarial profession is the oldest part of the legal profession in England and Wales.

Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use abroad. The most common tasks include:

  • Preparing and authenticating powers of attorney for use overseas;
  • Dealing with purchase or sale of land and property abroad;
  • Authenticating foreign wills and providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or owning property abroad;
  • Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad, such as education or professional qualifications or declarations of freedom to marry; and
  • Authenticating company and business documents and transactions or providing certificates as to the status of a company or the identity of its directors.

The public demand for the services of a Notary Public is growing as more and more individuals look to marry abroad, accept employment opportunities abroad and buy property in other countries.

Companies also regularly require the services of a Notary Public as they look to expand their business activities to other countries. The Seal and Signature of a Notary Public is recognised not only by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, various High Commissions and Embassies in England but throughout the world regardless of the legal systems adopted in various countries.

Should you require Julian or Ingrid’s notarial services, your personal data will be processed in connection with notarial and associated services and related business activities. Please view their privacy notice for further information.

Notaries such as Julian and Ingrid are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties. The rules which affect Notaries are very similar to the rules which affect Solicitors.

Please note that the provision of notarial services by them is independent of the services provided by Farnfields and their services are governed by separate terms and conditions.

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