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Notary Work

Daniel Curtis is a Partner at our Cambridge office and is also a Notary Public.

Notaries are qualified lawyers who act independently in the preparation, verification and witnessing of documents for use abroad. Their help is often required in the preparation of documents for use in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, South Africa, the United States and South America.

Solicitors cannot notarise documentation unless they complete a two year structured training and examination programme to become a notary. There are around 900 notaries providing notary services in the UK.

Common Notarial Tasks:

  • Preparation and witnessing of Powers of Attorney for use in foreign jurisdictions
  • Overseeing the execution of documents dealing with the purchase, sale and transfer of foreign property
  • Providing, proving and overseeing the execution of documents, in connection with the administration of foreign estates
  • Verification and witnessing of employment and immigration documentation
  • Verification and witnessing of documents with regard to foreign marriages
  • Verification and witnessing of commercial documents for use abroad
  • Authentification of documents for people who wish to marry or work abroad
  • Documentation in connection with change of name and certification of identification
  • Verification of degree certificates.

Once documents have been notarised they often need to be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for legalisation (the addition of an Apostille under the Hague Convention confirming the Notary’s status) and/or Consularisation by the Consular office in England for the receiving jurisdiction.

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"Very professional, with a caring attitude and I felt at ease in the surroundings"
Mrs M

"Antonia Cooper was helpful in every way and on the ball"
Dr H

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My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the caring and professional way in which you dealt with this matter on our behalf. It is much appreciated."
Mr & Mrs B

"The service we received was personal, personalised and extremely (pleasantly) professional. All advice appeared relevant and was gratefully received"
Mr & Mrs G

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“Antonia Cooper was excellent in every aspect. Personable, friendly and very efficient, acting promptly and appropriately. Thank you Antonia and supporting staff, you made it easier for us at a difficult time”
Mr C as executor of Mrs C

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"Friendly, informative and professional"
Mrs M

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"I have always felt that Carolyn Bagley has my best interests at heart and I thank her for that, also for her kind professionalism."
Mrs N

"Carolyn Bagley's advice was superb, quick and all issues were addressed swiftly."
Mr O

“All staff were very friendly and helpful. We are elderly private clients who were relaxed by a professional who understood out complex needs and wishes and produced excellent Wills in a manner which made the business almost a pleasure.”
Mr & Mrs C - Will

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"Thank you for all your help on my and my family's affairs. I greatly appreciate the interest you take and the time and trouble you put into looking after us. This is invaluable."
Mrs L

"All round just Excellent!"
Mrs S

“She's pretty much top of the tree. She's charming, engaging, and you feel total confidence in her."
Chambers & Partners 2017

 

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"He acts proactively and is very bright. When speed is of the essence, he gets to the nub of the matter and does his absolute best to resolve it very quickly".
Client testimonial as featured in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2016

"‘Daniel Curtis 'provides leadership and clear, practical advice’, heads a team at Hewitsons that ‘inspires confidence with its expertise and depth of experience’"
Legal 500 Legal Directory  2015

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"Hauke has dealt with the administration of my late mother and father's estate matters in a most professional and considerate way".
Mr G

"We found that Hauke dealt with the execution of my father's will in a kind and sensitive manner. He answered any queries quickly and efficiently. Many thanks."
 Mrs I

"Excellent service throughout the whole process. Everything was done with compassion and efficiency during the difficult process of my Mothers Estate."
Exec of Mrs B

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"Courteous and efficient throughout. Clear explanation of legal requirements"
 
Mr C

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"Thank you for all your efforts over the last ten months. We’ve appreciated the fact that you’ve always kept us informed and the documentation has always been clear and concise"
Mr A & Mrs J

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"The service we received was excellent and everything was explained clearly"
Miss C

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"Just to say thank you for the way a delicate subject was dealt with in a very sensitive way by Kelly and other staff"
 Mrs R

"Thank you to all members of the staff who made you feel at ease and very courteous"
Mrs H

"We were very happy with the service Kelly provided us when sorting out our will - Friendly and Helpful"
Mr & Mrs W

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"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude.
Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
Mr D

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"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
Mrs A

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"We were very pleased with the level of knowledge and explanations given to us. The Staff were very friendly and commodating to our needs. Thank you!"
Mr & Mrs B

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"I would just like to thank you for your efficient, professional and personable management of the estate.
It has been a pleasure to have been working with you."

Administration of Estate
Mr & Mrs G