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Legalisation

In order to be accepted in certain countries, your documents once notarised and then apostilled may still be subject to an additional level of verification by the UK-based Embassy or consulate of the receiving country.

Legalisation simply means that the signature, seal or stamp appearing on your documents is confirmed as genuine and they will then counter-sign and stamp the documents to enable them to be accepted by the destination country. This additional level of certification can add complexity to the process as all consulates and Embassies all have different procedures and costs. Our Notaries, Stephen Gordon (Chesterfield) and Matthew Maiden (Mansfield)  will take a look at your documents and inform you what exactly is required to get your documents to their destination.   

To speed up the legalisation process for our clients we use an agent in London who will courier the documents to the Embassy on your behalf.

Talk to our team today on:
0330 017 6309

Stephen Gordon
Stephen Gordon
Head of Business Legal Services

Preparing To See A Notary

Although every case will be different, you will need to ensure:

  • You make an appointment
  • You bring evidence of your identity to the appointment, such as a current valid passport and/or driving licence and a recent utlity bill or bank statement with your name and address on it
  • You understand any documents involved, particularly if it is not in English
  • You bring any documents to the appointment that are relevant to the matter

Guide

What Is The Cost?

The fee will be based upon the amount of time that is spent dealing with your matter, however a quotation will be provided in advance.  All quotes are subject to VAT.

For more information, or to arrange an appointment with Stephen Gordon, call 0330 017 6302or email info@bannerjones.co.uk.

*calls cost no more than a local 01 number and are included in your mobile minutes.

Regulation

The notarial practice of Stephen Gordon and Matthew Maiden is regulated pursuant to the Legal Services Act 2007 by the Master of the Faculties through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our Notary is covered by Banner Jones Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance.   The Professional Rules for Notaries can be accessed either on the  Faculty Office website or the Notarial services website.

 

Complaints Procedure

The vast majority of our clients are totally satisfied with the Notarial service we provide, however, in order to comply with the Notaries' Code of Practice, we need to advise you of what to do should you become unhappy with our service.

Our Notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury:

The Faculty Office

1, The Sanctuary

Westminster

London

SW1P 3JT

Telephone 020 7222 5381

Email Faculty.office@1thesanctuary.com

Website www.facultyoffice.org.uk

 

1. If you are dissatisfied about the service you have received please do not hesitate to contact the notary dealing with your matter.

  1. If we are unable to resolve the matter you may then complain to the Notaries Society of which our notaries are members, who have a Complaints Procedure which is approved by the Faculty Office.  This procedure is free to use and is designed to provide a quick resolution to any dispute.
  2. In that case please write (but do not enclose any original documents) with full details of your complaint to :-

The Secretary of The Notaries Society

Old Church Chambers

23 Sandhill Road

St James

Northampton.  NN5 5LH

Email secretary@thenotariessociety.org.uk

Tel : 01604 758908

 

4. If you have any difficulty in making a complaint in writing please do not hesitate to call the Notaries Society/the Faculty Office for assistance.

The Faculty Office

1, The Sanctuary

Westminster

London

SW1P 3JT

Telephone 020 7222 5381

Email Faculty.office@1thesanctuary.com

Website www.facultyoffice.org.uk

  1. Finally, even if you have your complaint considered under the Notaries Society Approved Complaints Procedure, you may at the end of that procedure, or after a period of eight weeks from the date you first notified me that you were dissatisfied, make your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, if you are not happy with the result :

Legal Ombudsman

PO Box 6806

Wolverhampton

WV1 9WJ

Tel : 0300 555 0333

Email :  enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

Website :  www.legalombudsman.org.uk

 

  1. If you decide to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman you must refer your matter to the Legal Ombudsman within six months from the conclusion of the complaint process.

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