Terms of Engagement

Terms of Business

I act on the basis of these Terms of Business.

In order to carry out my function as a Notary Public, I expect you to provide me with clear instructions, to give me full and accurate information to enable me to carry out those instructions, to provide me with the supporting evidence I need to provide my services, including proofs of identity and, where applicable, your authority to sign on behalf of a company or other entity.

I charge fees either based on the time involved for the complete matter at a rate of £300 per hour or per document.  The time may include but is not necessarily limited to the following: making the appointment, correspondence and communication, document examination, document preparation, travelling time, waiting time, meeting and the time needed to prepare subsequent official records. I am required to keep copies of notarial acts.

My minimum fee is £85. I am not registered for VAT.

There may also be third party expenses, for example, the fees of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Consulates and courier fees.

The fees are payable on presentation of an invoice at the end of the meeting.

My notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.   The address is The Faculty Office, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JP.Telephone number 0207 2225381. Email: faculty.office@1thesanctuary.com

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received, let me know. In the unlikely event that the matter cannot be resolved, I will refer your complaint to the Notaries Society of which I am a member who have a Complaints Procedure approved by the Faculty Office. You also have the option to contact the Notaries Society directly and their contact details are: Christopher Vaughan, Secretary of the Notaries Society, PO Box 7655 Milton Keynes MK11 9NR whose email address is secretary@thenotariessociety.org.uk Finally, if you have had your complaint considered under the above procedure, and are not satisfied with the result, you may at the end of that procedure or after a period of eight weeks from the date you first notified me of your complaint, make your complaint directly to the Legal Ombudsman. The details are Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6808, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ, telephone 0300 5550333,  and the email address is enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk.