Services For Business

Businesses engaged in international trade may need documents notarising for many different reasons, including:-

  • Setting up a subsidiary or associated company.
  • Appointing an authorised agent to act overseas.
  • Sale and purchase transactions.
  • Tender submissions.
  • Confirming the good standing of a company and/or the status of its officers or key employees.
  • Submitting evidence for use in foreign court proceedings.
  • Enforcing domestic court orders overseas.

Services For Individuals

Individuals can also need documents notarising for many different reasons, but some of the most common are:-

  • Buying or selling property abroad.
  • Applying to work abroad or register with a foreign professional body.
  • Getting married abroad.
  • Sponsoring a friend or relative to visit the UK.
  • Adopting a child from a foreign country.
  • Making a foreign will or administering a relative’s estate.
  • Pursuing or defending foreign court proceedings.
  • Consents for children to travel abroad.

Role of the Notary Public

In most cases, and whether acting for a business or an individual, a notary public will need to do one or more of the following:- Attest (or witness) the execution/signing of documents such as powers of attorney, application forms, letters, wills, declarations or statements. Verify and certify company documents and other official documentation. Verify and certify original or copy documents such as academic qualifications, criminal records checks, passports, etc. Administer oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations. Prepare certificates of English law. Take depositions.


I practise mainly from offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Southport, but am also available to attend at clients’ homes and offices throughout the North West