Notarised Power of Attorney – Free Video Guide

Hi there. It’s Matthew Pryke Notary Public and solicitor based in London. So thanks for all your questions. One of the questions we’ve received is “What is a Power of Attorney and why does it need to be Notarised by a UK Notary Public?” So I think it would be fair to say the one of the most regular documents we’ll get in our Notary offices is a power of attorney and a power of attorney is a document you ...

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Looking for a Public Notary in London

If you live in or near London and have important legal documents which require signing quickly, then you’ll require the services of a reliable and professional public notary. A notary is an official appointed by the Faculty Office who offerings notarial services as an impartial witness when documents are being executed, often for use overseas. A Notaries duties include ensuring that none of the documents signed are executed on a fraudulent basis. Notaries typically oversee the signing of documents such as:

Common tasks performed by a ...

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Notarising a Power of Attorney for Spain

If you intend to notarise a power of attorney for Spain a recent Spanish ruling has changed the notarisation requirements for every London Notary Public based in England. Following a ruling issued by the Director General of Notaries and Registrars in Spain many powers of attorney’s notarised by a Notary Public have recently been rejected. This risk can be minimised if you use a Notary Public who is familiar with the ruling and current requirements for notarising Spanish powers of ...

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Why might you need a Notary Public?

Often when a company or individual is first told to get a document Notarised or to vists a Notary Public this can lead to the understandable question:

What is a Notary Public?

The Notaries Society provides useful guidance on the profession of a Notary Public. In summary Notaries are the oldest limb of the UK legal profession. A Notary Public prepares Notary Acts, mainly within England for use as Notarised documents everywhere in the world. Documents which are most often presented to ...

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Notary Public Jargon Buster

Using of a Notary Public can sometimes be confusing, especially as there is can be some jargon involved. We’ve put together a guide for our Notary Public Clients of some common technical words used when notarising the legalising documents.

Affiant – The person signing an Affidavit.

Affidavit – A written statement of evidence which is signed before a person authorised to administer affidavits such as a Notary Public.

Affix – Attaching or impressing the Notary Seal to a document.

Authenticate – Most commonly, authentications are requested ...

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London Notary firm celebrates 1000th new client

Notary Public in London business, MD Pryke Notary Public, is proud to announce that this week they received their 1000th new client.  Notary practice director Matthew Pryke was delighted at passing such a significant milestone.

‘London presents a very competitive market in which to operate a Notary Public service’, says Matthew.  ‘It is vital that as a business focused Notary practice based in central London, we match the pace and intensity of the corporate clients we serve.

‘Of ...

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Notary Public London Guides – Power of Attorney Part 3

Previous Notary Public London Guides to Powers of Attorney have covered the concept of Power of Attorney (part 1) and Lasting versus Enduring Power of Attorney (part 2).  This Notary Public London guide will tackle the role of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and the Court of Protection (COP).

What is the OPG?

The Office of the Public Guardian is ...

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Notary Public London Guides – Power of Attorney Part 2

Notary Public London Guide to Power of Attorney Part 1 dealt with the concept of Power of Attorney.  This section covers some of the terms of which a Notary Public must be aware when advising clients.

Enduring Power Of Attorney

A Notary Public in London (or anywhere in England and Wales) could, prior to 2007, register their client for an Enduring POA.  It’s purpose was for someone to register a third party ...

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Notary Public London guides – Power of Attorney Part 1

Notary Public London guides to various aspects of the legal process, have received a great deal of positive feedback from clients and fellow Notaries Public alike, over the last few months.  Today we will address various aspects of the term ‘Power of Attorney’.  As ever, this series will apply primarily to the Law of England and Wales.  A Notary Public in London, for example, may offer different advice to a Notary Public in Scotland ...

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