Notarial Services

A notary is qualified lawyer who acts impartially and is able to authenticate and certify the execution of documents required or intended for use outside the UK.

The mode of execution and the documents required will vary depending on the rules of the country receiving the documentation

After the document has been sealed and signed, it will usually need to be legalised at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London or by the receiving country’s embassy before the document will be effective 

Our Services

Services for individuals

Harrison Clark Rickerbys can assist individuals with a wide range of notarial services, including:

  • powers of attorney for use overseas
  • documentation required for buying a property overseas
  • authentication of documentation for immigration or emigration purposes
  • affidavits confirming the freedom of marriage (these are sometimes required when marrying overseas)
  • change of name deeds
  • certification of copy documents, including academic qualifications, passports and other documentation

Services for businesses 

Harrison Clark Rickerbys can also assist businesses with a wide range of notarial services, including:

  • certification of documents relating to legal entities registered at Companies House
  • preparation of documents required to incorporate a company overseas
  • attesting documents (including tender documents) required to be signed on behalf of a company for use overseas
  • powers of attorney for use overseas
  • affidavits, sworn or statutory statements or declarations and witness statements for use in overseas litigation