notary services

Whether you need a witness to your signature or legal authentication of your documents, our notary can help you or your business.

Timely advice

Efficient and cost-effective service without compromising on quality.

For business, for life

Our notary specialist offers services to both individuals with interests abroad and businesses who are involved with international trade.

Peace of mind

A full range of documents authenticated by our friendly and qualified expert.

Our notary solicitor

A notary, or notary public, is required to witness and authenticate documents, administer oaths and declarations for use abroad.

Solicitor Kat Ulfig is an experienced notary who offers services to both businesses and individuals.

Whether you’re buying or selling a property or business abroad, or trading with another country, Kat is wholly focused on providing you with a timely and cost-effective service without compromising on quality, seeing you through the process from start to finish.

The work she undertakes as a notary is regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Our notary services

Notary services for individuals

This list is not exhaustive, please get in touch if you require notary services.

  • Powers of Attorney where required for the sale or purchase of property overseas

  • Documents to marry or work abroad, including authentication of professional/educational qualifications

  • Confirmation of identity and existence

  • Witnessing of signatures or the signing of documents

  • Sponsorship applications for visitors to the UK from EEA

  • Obtaining Apostilles and legalisation of documents

Notary services for business

This list is not exhaustive, please get in touch if you require notary services.

  • Validation of Powers of Attorney and notarised copies of company documents

  • Notarially verify ID and signatures of directors for use abroad

  • Shipping protests

  • Witnessing trademark applications and renewals

Notary services for personal documents

Fees

Fees are calculated on an hourly rate basis and are charged in accordance with the time taken for the whole matter. Our hourly rate is £216 inclusive of VAT.

Below you can find details of the average fees charged in the three main areas where notarial services are provided (All figures include VAT unless stated):

Powers of Attorney where required for the sale or purchase of property overseas. On average, this type of work takes between one to two hours at an hourly rate of £216. This means that on average costs are between £216 and £384.

Documents to marry or work abroad, including authentication of professional/educational qualifications. On average, this type of work takes between one to two hours at an hourly rate of £216. This means that on average costs are between £216 and £384.

Confirmation of identify and existence. On average, this type of work takes approximately one hour at an hourly rate of £216. This means that on average costs are £216.

The above figures are for guidance purposes only. To discuss your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact Kat Ulfig. A fixed fee may be available for the service you require, and this will be discussed with you where it is appropriate.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as:

  • Apostille fee (in the region of £51 including postage charges)

  • Foreign embassy and agents’ fees for dealing with the legalisation of documents (these vary and will be confirmed when you contact us)

  • Postage or courier charges

We can handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Payment will be required in advance. We will advise you at the outset of the likely sums that you will need to pay in addition to our fees.

Notary services for business documents

Fees

Fees are calculated on an hourly rate basis with the fees being charged in accordance with the time taken for the whole matter. Our hourly rate is £180 exclusive of VAT.

Below you can find details of the average fees charged in the three main areas where notarial services are provided (All figures exclude VAT unless stated. VAT is currently charged at 20%):

Validation of Powers of Attorney and notarised copies of company documents. On average, this type of work takes between two to three hours at an hourly rate of £180. This means that on average costs are between £360 and £540.

Notarised verified ID and signatures of directors for use abroad. On average, this type of work takes between one to two hours at an hourly rate of £180. This means that on average costs are between £180 and £360.

Shipping protests. On average, this type of work takes between two to three hours at an hourly rate of £180. This means that on average costs are between £360 and £540.

The above figures are for guidance purposes only. To discuss your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact Kat Ulfig. A fixed fee may be available for the service you require, and this will be discussed with you where it is appropriate.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as:

  • Apostille fee (in the region of £51 including postage charges)

  • Foreign embassy and agents’ fees for dealing with the legalisation of documents (these vary and will be confirmed when you contact us)

  • Postage or courier charges

We can handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. We will advise you at the outset of the likely sums that you will need to pay in addition to our fees.

Frequently asked questions

  1. How long will it take?
    • The initial meeting is usually arranged to take place within three to five working days of you contacting us

    • The initial meeting will take between 30 minutes and one hour

    • Where an Apostille is required in terms of a document (this being confirmation from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that the document has been signed by a notary), this can take up to a week for it to be sent to the Foreign Office and returned

    • If legalisation from another embassy is additionally required, this could take up to three weeks

    • The timescale for your particular matter will be explained in more detail when you contact us

  2. What are the key stages?

    Each notarial matter is different, and as such the stages will vary depending on the type of matter. Some of the typical key stages are:

    • Receiving and reviewing the documents to be notarised together with any instructions provided

    • Liaising with your legal advisers or other bodies to obtain the necessary documentation to deal with the document (e.g. information from Companies House or foreign registries, Powers of Attorney etc)

    • Checking the identity, capacity and authority of the person who is to sign the document

    • If a document is to be certified, checking with the issuing authorities that the document/award is genuine. In the case of academic awards, this would entail checking with the appropriate academic institutions

    • Meeting with the signatory to verify their identity and to ascertain that they understand what they are signing and that they are doing so of their own free will and ensuring that the document is executed correctly

    • Drafting and affixing or endorsing a notarial certificate to the document

    • Arranging for the legalisation of the document as appropriate

    • Arranging for the storage of copies of all notarised documents in accordance with the requirements of the Notarial Practice Rules 2019

  3. Regulatory information

    Professional indemnity insurance is in place for the notarial services provided by Kat Ulfig in the sum of £3million.

    If you are dissatisfied with the service provided, please contact Kat Ulfig in the first instance. If the matter cannot be immediately resolved your complaint will be referred to the Notaries Society of which Kat Ulfig is a member. Complaints to the Notaries Society should be addressed to the Secretary of The Notaries Society, Old Church Chambers, 23 Sandhill Road, St James, Northampton NN5 5LH. Email: secretary@thenotariessociety.org.uk

    A complaint may also be directed to the Legal Ombudsman after a period of eight weeks from the date the complaint was first made and within six months of receiving our final written response to your complaint.

    Your complaint should be addressed to: Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ. Website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk Tel: 0300 555 0333

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Or call Katarzyna on 01522 515989

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Solicitor Katarzyna Ulfig 01522 515989 Lincoln
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