A Notary or Notary Public is a person, often in England and Wales a Solicitor, who having thorough additional qualifications and training been granted the capacity and power to act in legal transactions most frequently associated with foreign jurisdictions.
The qualification of a Notary is internationally recognised and the acts of the Notary have special evidential status abroad. The Notary often acts in a way that bridges any differences between the legal system of one nation with that of another so as to give lawful effect to transactions arranged amongst parties separated by distance and time.
Notaries create records and preserve evidence of activities, agreements, transactions and events. These processes are carried out for an individuals own purposes, between parties to a transaction for their joint needs, to satisfy the requirements of a public or judicial authority outside England and Wales, or as evidence for use in a foreign Court of Law. A Notary can also work as a commissioner for oaths.
Peter Meadows and Piers Meadows, being qualified members of the legal profession and appointed by the Court of Faculties as a Notary Publics, are entitled to act on behalf of either or both parties in relation to any of the following matters:
- Attesting execution of documents
- Providing certificates certifying the genuineness of copy documents, signatures and execution of documents
- Taking declarations, Affidavits, Oaths and Acknowledgments
- Preparing Powers of Attorney
- Dealing with foreign probates
- Dispute resolution and the recording of private and commercial agreements
- Witnessing / attesting events and transactions