Notaries or "Notaries Public" are qualified members of the legal profession appointed and regulated by the Court of Faculties under Acts of Parliament of 1533, 1801 and 1843 and the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. Notaries have to have an annual Practising Certificate from the Court of Faculties and are required to have Professional Indemnity Insurance and a Fidelity Bond. Notaries are entitled to carry out conveyancing, probate, wills, draw up contracts and act for parties in all other non-contentious matters. In England & Wales they have a public duty of authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. A notary is empowered and expected to act for both parties to a transaction.
I can help you with all your documentary requirements for any country in the world including:
I specialise in the sale and purchase of property in Spain & France. I speak fluent Spanish and French and have a Spanish secretary.
With regards to Spanish property I will investigate the seller's title and advise the buyer if it is acceptable. I will prepare a Power of Attorney for the seller or buyer who does not wish to attend to the matter personally in Spain or France. I instruct local lawyers to act as Attorney and ensure that the buyer gets a good title and the property is registered at the Land Registry and all taxes are paid and receipts obtained. I can help you with problems relating to your property and the probate of property in Spain and France and advise you on taxes and procedure for making wills to deal with Spanish or French property.
With regards to French property my role is limited to translating and advising on the documentation received from the French Notaire for it is the Notaire that handles the conveyancing process and registers title.
I can help you if you have a car accident and wish to claim damages in Spain or France and can assist you on a wide variety of other matters:
PAUL SOULSBY WILLIAMSON LLB(Hons); N.P.