Notary Public - What do I do?

The title Notary Public is used in most jurisdictions around the World, but with widely differing qualification requirements and functions. In the “Civil Law” countries of Europe, for instance, Notaries are lawyers appointed as public officers, whose functions include preparing and validating documents recording legal transactions, such as the transfer of property. In most states of the USA, by contrast, Notaries generally need no legal qualifications and have more limited functions.

Most Notaries are members of the Notaries Society ( )

In England and Wales, Notaries are Lawyers appointed and qualified to prepare or witness deeds and other documents for use anywhere in the World, for the purposes of commercial or private transactions. Most Notaries are also Solicitors. For historical reasons, Notaries are registered and supervised by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, although this does not imply any religious connections.

Please note that I now work from my address in Rustington, but can also meet you at your office or home, or elsewhere in West Sussex - see Making An Appointment.
I can provide notary public services for clients in Rustington, Arundel, Bognor, Chichester, Littlehampton, Angmering, Worthing and surrounding areas.

Call 07786 168 693

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