Going to work in the UAE?

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

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 […]

What is a Notary?

You most likely have never heard of a Notary. Despite being the third and oldest branch of the legal profession, it’s a role which often goes under the radar. In this blog post, I’ll be giving you a quick overview on who we are and what we do. Firstly, it’s important to note that there […]

Notarisation / Legalisation / Attestation of documents for working abroad

Going to work in the UAE or Gulf region?  A big attraction of going to work in the Gulf is that there is no income tax and it is often seen as an exciting and invigorating place for upwardly mobile Brits with professional skills. When you are offered a job, the company that employs you […]

What’s in a word, certify, notarise, apostille, legalise…

Legal speak isn’t the easiest language to understand, and we often get clients confused about certain terms. Today, I’ll be looking at some of the most perplexing terms that you’re likely to encounter when visiting a notary. TO CERTIFY…  To certify, is to attest or confirm in a formal statement.  When doing business in the […]