Worldwide Lawyers Managing Director, Sara Janion, has recently qualified as a UK Notary Public. After passing the prestigious qualification in June 2018, Sara has now launched her Notary Public office based in Saltney, Chester providing notary services to clients across Chester, Cheshire and North Wales.
Sara, who is also a qualified solicitor of England and Wales, previously worked for a Cheshire-based law firm specialising in wills, probate and inheritance, before founding Worldwide Lawyers Limited in 2014.
Sara comments: “I’ve acquired a great deal of knowledge and understanding of foreign legal matters throughout my years as a solicitor and with Worldwide Lawyers, which really compliments my work as a notary. Thanks to my experience of working with foreign lawyers all over the world I’ve established a great ‘little black book’ of international contacts, which frequently proves useful to my notary clients.”
A notary public is required when it is necessary to authenticate documents – such as power of attorney, certified copies, affidavits etc. – for use abroad. A full list of the notarial services provided can be found here: Notary Services in Chester, Cheshire and North Wales.
Once a document has been notarised, legalisation – the process of certifying that the notary’s signature and seal is authentic – of the document is also usually required. This is carried out by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) for countries which are part of the Hague Convention. For other countries legalisation at the relevant embassy, consulate or high commission may also be necessary.
For more information about what a notary public does read our blog: What is a notary and do I need one?
Or if you need a notary public in the North West of England or North Wales contact us on 01244 470339 or email@example.com.