You can assure your clients and your own senior management team that documents entrusted to us will be kept secure and confidential when they leave your possession.
There are more risks today than ever before that their security and confidentiality could be breached, so that assurance is critical. We can give it … with confidence.
As specialist multi-lingual notaries working with... Read More »
We deal regularly with documents relating to protection of patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial designs when clients want to protect their brand, products and service in markets across the world. If you trading abroad, this video gives a useful introduction to steps you should take.
We can help you notarise, legalise and translate documents; and with the benefit of our experience and... Read More »
A London notary public notarises documents which are required in other countries on a daily basis. As such, having an insight into the legal system operating in a particular country and being able to speak the language can be of real benefit to the notary and his or her client. As a leading provider of notarial services London, De Pinna is often asked to notarise documents for Italy. The firms’... Read More »
One of the key regulations which govern the notarial profession in England and Wales, the Notaries Practice Rules 2014, makes it clear that notaries are not permitted to certify documents prepared in a language other than English of which they do not have sufficient knowledge. Given the international role played by notaries in this country, the ability to converse as well as prepare documents and... Read More »
London–based businesses with international interests might often find themselves in need of the services of a London notary public. Foreign Commercial Registries, Regulatory Bodies, Courts and business partners among others might request that certain corporate documents be “notarised”. These documents can be split into two broad categories: - those which need to be signed by a... Read More »
Notaries form the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Despite this, the role they play and the services they provide remain relatively unknown to many in this country. However, due to London’s position as a major global trading centre, for many firms in the capital the services of a notary are invaluable when conducting business around the globe. Calling upon... Read More »
UK–based firms may often find themselves being asked to provide copies of official company documents, or evidence of their registration with the UK Commercial Registry – Companies House, particularly when doing business abroad. Overseas Commercial Registries, Government Authorities and Financial Institutions are just a few examples of entities which might have such requirements.
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Notarisation is the certification or authentication of a document by a notary; when a notary is called upon to certify or authenticate a translation the result may be referred to as a “notarised translation”. There are many reasons why you may be requested to provide a notarised translation. In the majority of cases the request would be made by an overseas governmental authority, a foreign... Read More »
As providers of notarial services in London, we are often asked the following questions in relation to documents requiring notarisation for Spain:
”I have been asked to get an ‘Apostille’, can you do this?”
The Apostille was established by the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents of 5th October 1961. This international treaty has... Read More »
Notaries public in London often meet clients who have been asked to have their passport notarised, but are confused as to how this is done. The reality is that it is not the passport itself which is notarised, but a copy of the same. The question which should then be asked is whether the copy which is required is of just the identification pages, of all the pages of the passport, or of certain... Read More »
Legalisation is the solution to the problem posed when a public document issued in one country is to be used in another. For example, to avoid double taxation in China a company submits a certificate of fiscal residence issued by HM Revenue & Customs to prove that its tax domicile is the UK. How is the Chinese State Administration of Taxation to be satisfied that the certificate of fiscal... Read More »
Attestation is the act of certifying a document by a signature. Where UK documents are destined to be used in overseas jurisdictions Notaries Public are often called upon to certify or “attest” them by adding their signature and seal. The term “notarisation” is typical shorthand for notarial attestation.
In London, the facts to be attested by the Notary Public are varied: in some... Read More »
As useful as it may be, there is no rule or provision in this country that neatly sets out what types of documents a notary can or cannot certify. The one fundamental principle, however, is that there must be some form of document that is intended to have legal effect and which will be relied upon by another party. For example, a power of attorney is a document frequently encountered and... Read More »
One of the first questions asked by a person when told that they need to have a document notarised is how much it will cost to do so. Various factors can affect the cost of notarial services in London, some of which will be outlined below.
Work carried out
The work that must be done by Notaries Public in London in order to notarise a document varies greatly. In some cases the Notary will merely... Read More »
Notaries at our Piccadilly and Canary Wharf offices are often instructed to assist in producing notarial certification for cross-border documentation. Often the relevant notarial requirements can be determined upon first glance of the document, however, where the transaction is more complex a London Notary Public may be required to liaise with your international legal counsel or local third... Read More »
When one thinks of the lawyers practising in England and Wales, Solicitors and Barristers often spring to mind. However, many people are unaware that there is a third branch of the legal profession – Notaries Public, often referred to simply as “notaries”.
Where are notaries found?
Notaries are non-litigious legal professionals. They exist in nearly all jurisdictions throughout the... Read More »
Companies incorporated in the UK are free to confer authority upon any person, professional or entity of their choice by power of attorney. Companies’ articles of association almost invariably enshrine the principle that directors may delegate their functions by power of attorney. This position is supplemented in the most part by the Companies Act 2006, which sets out the mechanism through... Read More »
Companies transacting business across the globe will regularly need to have important legal and commercial documents notarised. Often such documents will also have to be legalised by Apostille at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or at the London Consulate of the country in which they are to be used.
For these reasons easy access to a notary in London is vital for many firms based in... Read More »
In order to be valid in the USA there are many types of documents which must be certified by a notary – what is known as having the document “notarised”. Documents requiring such authentication might be affidavits for court process, declarations, powers of attorney or acknowledgements relating to real estate, to name just a few examples. In order to deal with such a requirement in the UK... Read More »
The Admission and Regulation of Notaries practising within England and Wales is the responsibility of a body known as the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, often referred to simply as the “Faculty Office”. The Faculty Office is presided over by the Master of the Faculties – a judge who is the approved regulator of all members of the profession providing notarial services in... Read More »
A notary public can be defined as an officer of the law to whom authority has been given by the state to prepare, attest and certify legal documents.
The role notaries play in their corresponding legal systems vary worldwide depending on the jurisdiction in which they are found, but in England and Wales a notary public mainly acts in relation to documents to be used in another country or... Read More »