Welcome to Notary Public Northampton

I provide a full range of Notarial services for companies as well as for individuals.

I serve the area of Northampton as well as the surrounding locality.

I offer appointments either at my office or at your office or home if required.
Appointments can be held during normal office hours, or in the evening or at weekends by prior arrangement.

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a highly specialist lawyer who deals with documents for use in foreign countries. A Notary’s signature and seal are recognised worldwide. If you require a document to be accepted as authentic in a foreign country you may need a Notary Public to notarise that document.

Notaries are also available in the following areas: Notary Public Cheltenham and Notary Public Ascot , Notary Warrington and Notary in Maidenhead and Notary Public Broadstairs as well as Notary in Slough , Notary Public Plymouth as well as Notary Public Newcastle and Notary Public Huddersfield

Why do I need a Notary Public?

You may require a document to be Notarised in the following cases:

Notarisation - the cost

The cost will depend on the number of documents you require notarising as well as a number of other factors.

Please contact me for a price.

Notary Public Brent , Notary Public Reading including Notary Public Wandsworth and Notary Public Lewisham , Notary Public Fulham as well as Notary Public Southwark

History of Notaries

Notaries can be traced back to the Roman Empire where they began as a class of court official who drew up documents for the judiciary. The judges thereafter used a seal to authenticate these documents into legal Acts. Eventually, the courts empowered the notaries to authenticate deeds and documents with their own individual seals.

With the sixteenth century Reformation, Rome passed the appointment of notaries to the Crown in 1533. The monarchy entrusted the Archbishop of Canterbury to oversee the appointment through the Court of Faculties; a tradition which continues today.

Since the mid-1800s, the number of notaries in England and Wales has increased from around 50 to over 800; most are practising solicitors.

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The following also offer notarisation: Notary Public Hammersmith , Notary Public Gloucester as well as Notary Public Ealing , Notary Public Enfield and Notary Public Lambeth as well as

Regulation of Notaries

The Public Notaries Act 1801 was introduced to put the regulation of notaries on a statutory footing, its introduction describing it as “an Act for the better Regulation of Public Notaries in England”. However, it is the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 and the Legal Services Act 2007 that oversees the statutory regulation today. They grant regulatory powers to the Master of the Faculties; namely, a functionary in the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. This position is always held by the Dean of the Arches. Interestingly, this Office is exempt from any FOI requests.