Notary Public Ledbury Legalisation Power of Attorney Witness signature Notarise documents to work overseas

Welcome to Notary Public, Bishops Stortford. You can contact us on: 01279 507355
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Documents we notarise include:

* Corporate records * Contracts and different types of Declarations * International Affidavits * Sworn Statements * Depositions * Documentation in connection with Bills of Exchange * Shipping documentation * Certified Translations * Fingerprinting confirmation * Lost Passports & Birth Certificates * Change of Name * Marriage Certificates & Confirmation of Single Status * Certified Copy Documents * Statutory Declarations * Authentication of identity and signatures * documents in connection with sponsoring relatives from abroad

Foreign language translations of UK documents.

Translation service available. Foreign documents which require legalisation may be appended to a notarial coversheet, only the notarial certificate is legalised. Alternatively photocopies of foreign documents can be legalised as being true copies of the original document.

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorising the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power), and the one authorised to act is the agent, donee, or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact. Formerly, a power referred to an instrument under seal while a letter was an instrument under hand, but today both are under hand (i.e., signed by the donor), and therefore there is no difference between the two.


For some legal documents to be effective outside the United Kingdom, they must be ‘legalised’. Legalisation is the official confirmation that the signature, seal and stamp of the notary is that of a genuine, practising UK notary public.

Stage one involves the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO): they verify the notary’s signature and attach an ‘Apostille’ to your document or to the Notarial Cover Sheet prepared by the notary.

Stage two: some countries require a further verification process from their embassies or consulates. We can do all this for you, just ask.

Will writing

As a legal draftsmen I have many years of experience in drawing up Wills. Please contact me for advice or assistance.

A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his/her estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property at death. For the devolution of property not disposed of by will, see inheritance and intestacy. In the strictest sense, a "will" has historically been limited to real property while "testament" applies only to dispositions of personal property (thus giving rise to the popular title of the document as "Last Will and Testament"), though this distinction is seldom observed today. A will may also create a testamentary trust that is effective only after the death of the testato.