Notaries Public perform an important legal function, ensuring that copies of documents certified or signatures authenticated. We offer a fixed fee and fast turnaround time for offering Notary Services, with same day appointments often available.
The role of Notaries Public in Scotland
The primary function of a Notary Public is to ensure the authentication and certification of authority, capacity and signatures. If you are asked to take an oath, affirmation or affidavit, you will often have to do so before a Notary. A Notary Public can provide you with certified, notarised copies of original documents.
Documents that require legal validity in foreign jurisdictions will often have to be executed or certified before a Notary Public. A typical example is when someone is looking to purchase property abroad as this process regularly involves a requirement to appoint an overseas lawyer and sometimes to appoint an Attorney to deal with the transaction on your behalf.
Notaries also play an important role in helping those who are not able to read or sign important documents themselves. This might include clients who are blind or illiterate.
How we help our clients
The solicitors at Stuart & Stuart provide a comprehensive service for clients when it comes to Notary Services. We can prepare, authenticate, certify and attest deeds and other documents in a host of circumstances. Clients regularly request support concerning:
- Foreign Powers of Attorney
- Dealing with the purchase or sale of land and property abroad
- Providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or owning property abroad
- To authenticate personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work overseas
- Authenticating company and business documents and transactions
- Visa applications
- Permission for children to travel abroad
- Statutory declarations
Our Notary service also provides authentication and a secure record for almost any type of transaction, document or event.
Contact our Notary Services Solicitors in Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik
Our Notary Services solicitors are highly skilled with unmatched attention to detail. We offer an open door policy and can arrange appointments at short notice and in emergencies. Whatever your circumstances, Stuart & Stuart can provide reliable legal support that is uniquely tailored to your needs.