December 3, 2018
Solicitor and notary are two words that are often used interchangeably in the legal profession. However, it’s important to note – although they both provide legal services – there are a number of important distinctions between them. In fact, becoming a notary public is a completely alternative career path and the day-to-day role of a notary public is very different from that of a solicitor. (more…)
July 12, 2018
What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public, also sometimes known as a Notary Public of the Common Law, is a person qualified and appointed to witness, administrate or authenticate documentation and other elements involved in non-contentious matters of common law. These are issues that concern the law but that do not involve opposing sides. They usually include estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and matters of foreign and international business. Broadly speaking, the matters dealt with by a Notary Public tend to fall into three categories. These include: (more…)
January 15, 2018
Getting married abroad can seem a wonderfully romantic thing to do, but if you fail to organize the most important things properly, your dream wedding could quickly turn into a nightmare.
All foreign countries have differing rules about the documents you are required to produce to prove who you are and your right to marry or enter a civil partnership with the person you have chosen. Many of these documents will need to be verified, as well as having the documents legalised by the Foreign Commonwealth Office or the Consular for the county where you are getting married – formally known as ‘notarised’. This process needs to be completed before you leave the UK to satisfy the authorities abroad that they are legally correct and authentic. (more…)