If you require documents or signatures to be certified or authenticated for use abroad then it is likely you will require the services of a notary public. A notary public is a lawyer appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury whose status is generally recognised around the world.
Qualifying as a notary in 1995, Simon Robinson, Partner at the firm, is one of a handful of notary publics in the County Durham region, with fewer than 900 practising in England and Wales (outside of the City of London).
As a Notary Public, Simon is able to deal with a number of transactions, including:
On occasion, further formalities may be necessary before a document will be accepted overseas. For example, an ‘Apostille’ or a certificate confirming the authenticity of the signature and seal of a notary is commonly required from the Foreign and Commonwealth. This is known as ‘legalisation’. Alternatively, or additionally, authentication may be required from the embassy or consulate of the relevant country. The good news is, Simon can organise all of these supplementary services on your behalf.
If you require notary services then please contact Simon or his assistant Alison Dunn on
Simon Andrew Robinson, Notary Public of Venture House, Aykley Heads Business Centre, Durham, DH1 5TS is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
For the purpose of notarial services, Swinburne Maddison LLP's standard Terms and Conditions and Privacy and Data Protection policy do not apply, instead they are replaced by the following Notary Public Terms and Conditions and Notary Public Data Protection and Privacy Notice.