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What Is an Apostille?

22.03.2022 | Notary Public London

When sending a legal document abroad, you will often be asked to get an apostille on the document. For many, this is the first experience of an apostille....

Who Can Certify Documents in the UK?

18.02.2022 | Notary Public London

Certification is the act of confirming the validity of a document. When applying for something like a mortgage, bank account or a new job abroad, you may be...

A Full Guide to Statutory Declarations

07.01.2022 | Notary Public London

A statutory declaration is a written statement of fact where a declarant affirms that the facts stated are true to the best of their knowledge. A statutory declaration...

How to Become a Notary Public in the UK

02.12.2021 | Notary Public London

In this article, you will find out more about the work notaries do, the skills needed to be a successful notary, and how to qualify in England and...

How to get my Fingerprints Verified

02.04.2021 | Notary Public London

Certain organisations, both in the UK and abroad, may ask you to provide your fingerprints for a variety of reasons. Often, if the fingerprints are needed overseas, and...

Doing business in Germany?

17.02.2021 | Notary Public London

Based on current EU directives and given the economic disruption seen in 2020, on 1 January 2021, the German legislator enacted a new debt restructuring framework: The Law...

Saudi Arabia to stop trading with foreign companies with no regional HQ in the kingdom.

17.02.2021 | Notary Public London

According to reports in the Financial Times, state media and the websites of france24.com and aljazeera.com this week, Saudi Arabia said it will stop working with foreign firms...

Do you speak American?

31.12.2020 | Notary Public London

Apparently, in common speech, 4,000 words are used differently in America than they are in the  UK.  Many commonly used ‘Anglo American’ words are spelt differently for example ...

New rules for business with Europe

03.12.2020 | Notary Public London

If you are responsible for a limited liability company registered with Companies House, you probably have already received a letter from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial...

Company Documents for Bulgaria

28.10.2020 | Notary Public London

During the property boom of the early part of the 21st century, many clients purchased land, or apartments with a share of the freehold, via a company structure. ...

The Biggest Reform of English Company Law since 1844?

30.09.2020 | Notary Public London

In 2019, the Government consulted on a range of options to enhance the role of Companies House and increase the transparency of companies and other legal entities. The...

We are recruiting!

27.08.2020 | Notary Public London

We are currently looking for candidates to join our growing team!  We have a vacancy for the position of notary clerk starting in October.  The role will offer...

Protect your Intellectual Property with a NDA

20.08.2020 | Notary Public London

Perhaps during lockdown, you have come up with some really good, potentially money-making ideas or products. Such ideas may be considered to be intellectual property. Even though you...

I am starting a Company in Egypt!

03.08.2020 | Notary Public London

Usually, by the time the entrepreneur contacts and tells the notary that they are starting a Company in Egypt, the legal work is well under way.  The transaction...

EU Exit and Company Law; does your company need to prepare for Brexit?

11.06.2020 | Notary Public London

Probably only if your businesses has a cross-border relationship with the EU – either through conducting business operations in the EU, by being an EU company or individual...

Thinking of working in Spain?

19.05.2020 | Notary Public London

If you are, you will need a NIE number, this is the Spanish Equivalent of an UK national security number. Just how to go about getting one keeps...

Covid-19 and Powers of Attorney

13.05.2020 | Notary Public London

With widespread travel restrictions being implemented, it is becoming increasingly difficult to carry out transactions with an international element such as buying or selling a property abroad, or...

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

29.04.2020 | Notary Public London

Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) HM Treasury has revised previous Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations to take account of the changes required by the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering...

Offices in Canary Wharf

13.12.2019 | Notary Public London

We pleased to announce that we are branching out to Canary Wharf! From 2 January 2020 you can book an appointment to see us at 30 Churchill Place,...

Notarising a BEN2 FORM – Declaration as to verification of identity

13.11.2019 | Notary Public London

What is a BEN2 FORM? In Ireland, the Registry of Beneficial Ownership has introduced a new requirement for individuals who are beneficial owners in Irish companies. Now, if...

Alive & kicking

02.09.2019 | Beth Richards

As notaries, we get some extraordinary requests: for example, a client comes to the office and ask us to verify he or she is still alive!  The document...

Buying abroad

28.08.2019 | Beth Richards

Many elements of a notary’s work involve buying or selling real estate outside the UK; be it … Land: regulated, unregulated… Buildings: Residential; second homes, investment property, off...

Are you a medic relocating to Australia?

28.08.2019 | Notary Public London

General Practitioners Working in Australia: the process of moving to Australia can require approximately 6 months and involves a number of steps …..V visa to work in Australia...

Notarised-Translations

27.08.2019 | Beth Richards

As well as using in-house skills, we work with bonded translators.  This means that whatever the language your document is in, we can get it translated....

Notarised Documents For The UAE

15.08.2019 | Notary Public London

+ Click here to see country requirements for UAE Doing Business In The UAE? The most common document a notary deals with – particularly in relation to business...

Notarisation To Access Your Facebook Account

15.08.2019 | Notary Public London

How to Access a Locked Facebook Business Account If you have a Facebook Page you can no longer access, and you wish to retrieve it, Facebook may ask...

Going to work in the UAE?

15.08.2019 | Notary Public London

Congratulations! You’ve just got a new job and you’re off to the UAE! Before you can up-sticks and move to sunnier climes, you may be asked to dig...

The Apostille

15.08.2019 | Notary Public London

The Apostille, also known as the Apostille Convention, Apostille Treaty and its full name the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, is in...

What is a Notary?

15.08.2019 | Notary Public London

You most likely have never heard of a Notary. Despite being the third and oldest branch of the legal profession, it’s a role which often goes under the...

Notarisation / Legalisation / Attestation of documents for working abroad

14.08.2019 | Notary Public London

Going to work in the UAE or Gulf region?  A big attraction of going to work in the Gulf is that there is no income tax and it...

Notarised documents for taking pets abroad

11.08.2019 | Notary Public London

Pets Legalisation Service For your pet to travel to the UK without the need for quarantine, insure they have the correct identification documents, vaccinations and treatments. Changes to...

What’s in a word, certify, notarise, apostille, legalise…

10.08.2019 | Notary Public London

Legal speak isn’t the easiest language to understand, and we often get clients confused about certain terms. Today, I’ll be looking at some of the most perplexing terms...

Getting married outside the UK

28.07.2019 | Beth Richards

You may need a Certificate of No Impediment (obtained from your local registry office in the UK) this may need to be notarised. If you have been married...

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