Many documents we sign throughout our lives need official authentication from a Notary Public. Our notaries specialise in a wide variety of documents and will work with you to validate signatures and authenticate documents quickly and efficiently.

Your appointment could be as quick as 15-30 minutes. We’ll review your relevant documents and make sure they are prepared correctly. To make the process even quicker, you can send us a copy of your documents along with any instructions from the relevant authority ahead of time. This allows us to do the bulk of the preparation for you before our meeting.

If your situation is more complicated, we’ll discuss with you what extra work needs doing and how long it’ll take. We have a wealth of experience in handling complex documentation internationally, and work in multiple languages to ensure the right fit for you.

If you have concerns about any of the documents you’re bringing to us, we'll be happy to answer your questions and advise you on your best way forward.

How Can We Help?

As notaries, we can prepare and oversee the completion of many documents for use overseas. We have experience with a wide range of documents for both UK and global purposes which involve:

  • Transactions for foreign contracts
  • Oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations 
  • The formation of foreign subsidiary companies
  • The purchase of land and property abroad
  • Powers of attorney for use overseas
  • Immigration or emigration
  • Applications to marry or work abroad
  • Travel consent forms
  • Foreign wills and estate administration
  • Certifying certificates of educational qualifications
  • Certificate of freedom to marry abroad
  • Certification of identify documents
  • Certification of company constitutional documents (eg. articles of association, resolutions, power of attorney)
  • Protesting bills of exchange
  • Shipping documents
  • Certification of points of law.

Whether you’re looking to get married abroad or open a new branch of your business in another country, we can help. Even if you’re simply unsure on how to move forward with getting official documents prepared and signed, we’re always ready to help.

Why Irwin Mitchell?

Our notaries are experienced solicitors with an extensive understanding of the law across countries and jurisdictions around the world. Between us, we speak many languages, including Dutch, French, Spanish and German, with additional resources for others.

Our services are also very cost effective as our notaries are independent from Irwin Mitchell, meaning we don’t charge you VAT.  You can also avoid costly and time-consuming trips abroad by preparing foreign documentation here in the UK.

We work very closely with Irwin Mitchell and frequently collaborate with a wide variety of law professionals to to give you a fully comprehensive service. So if you are already a client of Irwin Mitchell we can keep any notary work in-house, which makes everything more streamlined for you.

We have 15 offices all over the UK, so no matter where you are, we can help.

So call today on 0118 904 0660 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Experience Do We Have in this Area?

Through thick and thin we’ve worked with people and businesses looking to work, travel and conduct other interests abroad. Here are a few examples of people we have helped over the past few years:

  • Students wishing to study abroad
  • Travel consents for children travelling with single parent of with an organisation
  • Professionals who want to emigrate and work abroad
  • A sole trader or small business wishing to appoint an overseas agent
  • An international business opening a new branch in China.

Who’s in the Team?

Our Notaries Public are: 

Lucy Samy: Lucy is based in Gatwick and covers the London office as well as the Sussex coast area.

Alistair Robertson-Göpffarth: Alistair is based in Reading and covers the Newbury and Southampton office as well as the Hampshire, East Dorset, Berkshire area.

Both Lucy and Alistair can offer their services remotely in some circumstances so feel free to give them a call on 0118 904 0660 to arrange a consultation.

When they act in a notarial capacity they are acting in an independent capacity from the Irwin Mitchell firm. The individual Notary Public provides our notary services and not Irwin Mitchell. They also provide relevant Terms of Business and Privacy Notices at the consultation.

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