Notary Public

Do you require the services of a Commercial Notary Public for your business? We are fortunate to have our own in-house experienced Notary Public, Sandra Graham. Sandra is a Notary Public and deals with all enquiries coming in to the firm for notarial services for transactions involving an international element. Sandra is a member of the Notaries Society.

What is a notary public?

Along with solicitors and barristers, Notaries form part of the regulated legal services sector and are the oldest branch of the legal profession in the UK; their origins can be traced back to Roman times. They act as a public certifying officer particularly for documents with an international element. There are far fewer Notaries in the country than there are barristers and solicitors so we are fortunate to have our own in-house experienced Notary Public, Sandra Graham.

Notaries are required for the preparation and execution of many legal documents for use abroad. The Notary’s endorsement of a document with their signature and seal means that it can be relied upon with confidence and recognised worldwide.

Sandra is able to provide notarial services for corporate and business requirements and those of individuals. She provides an efficient, personal, professional service and is prepared to travel to the client’s office or home, and offers appointments outside normal office hours on request. Sandra is also a qualified solicitor of over 30 years standing.

Services include:

  • Notarisation of Powers of Attorney for use in other countries, for example for sale and purchase of property, delegating someone to deal with your affairs in another country, litigation, probate
  • Certifying copies of official documents, for example educational documents for employment abroad
  • Declarations
  • Parental consents for children travelling abroad
  • Corporate documentation for opening branches/offices/subsidiary companies abroad or for tenders or agency/distribution agreements
  • Verification of facts in respect of corporate organisations
  • Confirmation of facts, for example, in connection with pending marriage abroad
  • Attestation of authenticity of documents
  • Protesting bills of exchange
  • Ship protests
  • Arranging translations of documents before being notarised

Legalisation and the Hague ‘apostille’

A great majority of documents for use abroad will need either an apostille to be affixed after being notarised or will need legalisation by the consulate of the country to which the document is bound. Sandra can arrange this as part of the service offered, including, if required onward transmission of the document by courier service thereafter to its recipient in the foreign country.

Sandra is a member of The Notaries Society.

Please feel free to contact Sandra for further advice, assistance, or an estimate of the costs involved.

Meet the team

Sandra Graham

Solicitor and Notary Public