We started out in Mitcham, London when in 1983 as the sole practice of Basil Preuveneers. At the time the notarial profession was dominated by a small number of scrivener notaries who held a monopoly to practice within three miles of the City of London. In 1999 that monopoly ended and in 2004 Basil registered a company and moved to Victoria in central London.

Since the move, the firm has grown from strength to strength. In 2016 Hasib Heron became partner and the firm has continued to thrive, becoming one of the leading notary firms in the UK. Our notaries are all qualified solicitors and bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to our services. Underpinned with our knowledgeable and friendly support team, we are better placed than ever to help clients both in the UK and internationally.

Our mission is to simplify the notarial and legalisation process. We embrace technology and innovative thinking to deliver cost-effective, flexible, and fast notary solutions. Our location in Victoria is strategically close to the FCDO and most consulates, allowing us to offer unrivalled speed and efficiency in apostilling and legalising documents.

Today we are leading provider of notary, apostille, consular legalisation and translation services. We have a diverse client list including FTSE100 and multinational companies, exciting start-ups and high net worth individuals. All our clients trust us, and we go that extra mile to deliver for them. No job is too big or small, so get in touch today to start working with us.

How can we help?

We work to help our clients. It’s what makes everything worthwhile and gives us a purpose. We want to use our training and expertise to deliver a service that makes your life that little bit easier. It’s that simple.

We help by listening to you. Over nearly 40 years you’ve told us what you want, and we’ve worked hard to build that service for you. We regularly ask for feedback so we can keep delivering the service you want.

Why choose us

  • We keep it simple.

    We are run by qualified solicitors, but we focus on notarisation. Your notarial request will be treated as our number one priority. We will always have a notary ready to help you when you need us.

  • We are fast.

    We don’t want to keep you waiting. We strive to reply to enquiries within minutes. Where possible notarisation is done as soon as we receive your document and not kept waiting on a desk. We offer the fastest services for apostille/legalisation. We can turnaround your documents in hours, meaning you don’t need to worry about deadlines.

  • We are accessible.

    Our main office in Victoria, London is designed to make your visit quick and easy. If you can’t make it to Victoria we have other appointment locations in Canary Wharf, Croydon and Surrey. We also travel. We will bring everything we need to you, saving you the need to leave your home.

  • We know what we're doing.

    We’ve been doing this for 35+ years and have dealt with thousands of notarial jobs. Our team can guide you if you’re unsure about anything and we speak from experience. We truly believe there’s no replacement for experience.

  • We will share our knowledge.

    We will work closely with your in-house team to guide them on what needs to be done, and how to do it. This will help streamline processes, and save you time and hassle.

  • We're a one-stop shop.

    Often you will need additional services to notarisation. We can help you draft a legal document. Use our translation services to translate your document into any language. We’ll apostille your document and legalise it at embassies. We’ll send you PDF scans and courier the document to any destination you need. We have you covered!

  • We embrace technology.

    Our internal client management system and online Client Registration Form allows us to take and manage your instructions quickly and efficiently. You can track the progress of your document using our Document Tracking system. We will utilise videoconferencing calls for onboarding and notarisation where we can. We are Cybersecure, meaning we can confidently and safely store your confidential information.

  • Finally we value our staff.

    We believe happy staff go that extra mile for clients, and we’ve seen this first-hand. We look for friendly, enthusiastic, and honest individuals, and provide them with the tools necessary to develop into helpful, talented and professional team members you can trust.

Meet our notaries

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Hasib Heron

Victoria, London

Title: Notary Public
Email: hasib@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Hasib read history at SOAS University of London. He later completed his Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course and Bachelor of Laws from The College of Law, and his Notarial Practice Course from University College London. He is also a solicitor (non-practicing) of England and Wales. He has been a partner in the firm since 2016.
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Tracy Lau

Victoria, London

Title: Notary Public
Email: tracy@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Tracy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sunderland and completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course from the University of Westminster. She qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2015. She later completed her Notarial Practice Course from University College London and qualified as a Notary Public of England and Wales in 2021. Tracy is multilingual, speaking fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.

Basil Preuveneers

Tadworth, Surrey

Title: Notary Public
Email: basil@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Basil qualified as a Notary Public of England and Wales in 1983 and founded our company. He was also a solicitor for many years, running a successful firm in south London. Now semi-retired and pursuing a love of music, Basil is available to see clients by appointment at his home in Tadworth, Surrey.

Meet our team

Peter Casinhas

Victoria, London

Title: Legalisation Agent
Email: peter@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Peter has been legalising documents for us since 2006, and has a wealth of contacts across the FCDO and embassies of London. He is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Nik Serafimov

Victoria, London

Title: Office Manager
Email: nik@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Nik is our Practice Manager and responsible for the every-day running of the firm. He joined the team in 2018 as a legalisation agent and has a wealth of experience helping clients with notarial and legalisation requests.

Sylwia Pisarczyk

Victoria, London

Title: Notary Clerk
Email: sylwia@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Sylwia joined the team as a Notarial Clerk in 2021. She has a first-class degree in Business with Languages from the University of Greenwich. In her spare time, Sylwia loves reading!

Zeshan Mehmood

Victoria, London

Title: Accounts Manager
Email: accounts@notary.co.uk
Tel: 02076301777

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Zeshan is Head of Accounts and oversees all finance related matters. Zeshan joined the team in 2015 and is as an ACCA registered accountant.

Our reviews

What can I possibly say?! I truly wish that I could give this business 10 stars! The team is extremely well-organized, polite, forthcoming and professional. All email correspondence: super quick, informative and helpful. Processes, fees etc. are always explained in great detail and with utmost transparency to avoid any nasty surprises. I wish all businesses operated with such efficiency and integrity. Thank you ever so much.

 

- Lilly -

Notary.co.uk were one of the most professional and helpful companies I have ever dealt with. They were extremely helpful and really informative, responding immediately to any queries we had. Thank you!

 

- Marina Hall -

First interaction with the company on the phone was great. The lady at reception was very friendly and promptly sent me the details I needed via email. Everything was clear.

 

Proceeded with the service. Also had a small issue with delivery which was handled very well by a member of the team. Customer service is definitely a 5 star. Would definitely recommend this company.

 

- Mark DaVinci -

I’ve used Notary.co.uk a couple of times now to get documents attested and I really cannot fault their service. Speedy, friendly, reliable and easy – they really did take out the stress of getting my documents (over 10 altogether) attested whilst I was living abroad. I would, and have, thoroughly recommend this team.

 

- Adam Johnson -

The office runs like a clockwork thanks to Mr Hasib Heron’s excellent leadership and Mr Nik Serafimov’s personalised service. Over the last three years several friends and members of my family, including myself, have received outstanding service. I thoroughly recommend it, especially to those with complex cases involving the Home Office and the Foreign Office.

 

- Kosta Manis -

Having received a super quick turn around for an apostille service and certification, I came to Notary.co.uk with apprehension, which was soon lifted by Hasib and the team. Polite, Professional, Perfect. Where at times speed may impend on quality, this is simply not the case here. Highly recommended.

 

- Boris -

I have been anxious over getting documents Notarised and from the online chat, to the speedy appointment booking and the friendly staff they made my experience a lot less stressful! They were so helpful that they printed my document too and they offer courier services which ends up being cheaper!
Thank you for your friendly, professional and efficient services!
I highly recommend!

 

Ps: I was hesitant with all the good reviews, but honestly it was one of my best experiences in London and I can see why they have the reviews they do!

 

- Neli Rosa -

Fantastic experience – Very professional, explained all the details, what was needed etc. Then took the time to scan and email me the critical documents needed. Would use again 100% and will recommend to friends and family. Hasib Heron – Thank you so much for taking the time to help and guide me through the process, excellent job.

 

- Jamie Roberts -

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