Covid-19 and Powers of Attorney

By Notary Public London

With widespread travel restrictions being implemented, it is becoming increasingly difficult to carry out transactions with an international element such as buying or selling a property abroad, or applying for tax registration.  In these circumstances, it may be worth considering the use of a power of attorney to keep things moving.  A power of attorney…

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

By Notary Public London

Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) HM Treasury has revised previous Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations to take account of the changes required by the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD). The new legislation is effective from 10 January 2020. Many of the changes under 5MLD will not affect you or how your company operates,  however;…

Offices in Canary Wharf

By Notary Public London

We pleased to announce that we are branching out to Canary Wharf! From 2 January 2020 you can book an appointment to see us at 30 Churchill Place, London E14 5EU.  We are excited at the chance to bring our services to a new part of London and to help those working in Canary Wharf…

Alive & kicking

By Beth Richards

As notaries, we get some extraordinary requests: for example, a client comes to the office and ask us to verify he or she is still alive!  The document required may be called ‘proof of life’ or ‘certificate of life’ or ‘declaration of existence’.  The most frequent reason for needing this service is in order to…

Buying abroad

By Beth Richards

Many elements of a notary’s work involve buying or selling real estate outside the UK; be it … Land: regulated, unregulated… Buildings: Residential; second homes, investment property, off plan apartments, villas, re-sales, repossessions, time share or fractional ownership… Commercial: industrial, storage, offices… In the UK the role of the notary in connection with buying foreign…

Notarised-Translations

By Beth Richards

As well as using in-house skills, we work with bonded translators.  This means that whatever the language your document is in, we can get it translated.

Notarised documents for the UAE

By Notary Public London

+ Click here to see country requirements for UAEDoing Business in the UAE or Qatar? The most common document the notary deals with, particularly in relation to business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, is a Power of Attorney (PoA). A PoA is needed in order to get a legal document signed abroad…

Notarisation to access your Facebook account

By Notary Public London

Accessing a Facebook business account If you have a Facebook Page you can no longer access, and you wish to retrieve it, they may ask for a Notarised copy of documents. First you should contact someone on Facebook and they will be able to determine what the best course of action will be. Being locked…

Going to work in the UAE?

By Notary Public London

Congratulations! You’ve just got a new job and you’re off to the UAE! Before you can up-sticks and move to sunnier climes, you may be asked to dig out your old educational certificates. Your new employer will need to have attested copies of your educational certificates in order to arrange your visa. If you’ve never…

The Apostille

By Notary Public London

The Apostille, also known as the Apostille Convention, Apostille Treaty and its full name the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, is in fact an international treaty. THE NAME Apostille comes from the French word apostille (meaning “marginal annotation or note”), itself from the Old French word apostiller (meaning “to…