Notary Services

Your local Wiltshire notary expert

Your local Wiltshire notary expert

Do you need a notary?

If you require any international legal documentation verifying, signing or compiling, you have come to the right place.

The services of a Notary Public are crucial to international legal matters and we are delighted to be able to offer a full range of notary services through our fully qualified and highly experienced Notary Public, Isabel Figueiredo. 

Isabel is also registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the event that the documents need to be legalised with an Apostille.

Goughs and Isabel are here to give you total confidence peace of mind.

What Notary services do Goughs provide?

For individuals we are delighted to be able to provide assistance for the following:

For businesses we can support you with:

Please note that certain documents cannot be prepared or drafted by the Notary and have to be produced by the receiving jurisdiction, so please get in touch for further details.

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Your Notary Public questions answered

A Notary Public is a specially qualified individual who is authorised to certify both legal and commercial documents to be used abroad. 

A Notary’s seal and signature is internationally recognised as evidence of a legal officer and verifies that the document in question has been properly executed and all relevant checks have been carried out.

Notary Public’s represent a very small, yet niche and specialist branch of the law. 

One of the key differences between a solicitor and a Notary Public is that in normal legal cases, the solicitor’s priority would always be the client, whereas the Notary’s primary concern relates to the transaction and the authenticity and validity of the documents.

Notary Public’s must maintain complete impartiality and integrity as they are recognised worldwide. You can therefore have complete peace of mind in instructing Isabel to look after your Notary matters. 

In most circumstances an authorised translation expert would usually be required to translate any documents before they are signed. 

However, in cases where the Notary Public is completely satisfied that the applicant has fully understood the documents they have, as they are perhaps a native speaker themselves, a Notary can make the decision to sign the documents. 

As with all legal matters, you will need to provide ID in order to get a Notary to sign and verify your documentation. 

This can be provided via a variety of options, including a passport, identity card, driving licence and more. You may also be required to provide proof of residence via a recent utility bill or council tax bill.

For further information please contact Isabel direct who will be delighted to advise directly. 

Our standard hourly rate is £240.00.

Company work and company searches incur additional fees based on a time spent basis. Any documents that need to be prepared by Goughs are charged at the hourly rate. However, if you provide the document and only require Goughs to notarise the document then the fees will be as follows:-

  • 1 document – £95
  • 2 documents – £175
  • 3 documents – £220
  • 4 documents – £250
  • 4+ documents – the standard hourly charge will apply.

Duplicate documents will incur an additional fee of £20.00 each.

If you require Goughs to send the documents out to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for you there is an additional fee of £25.00. The FCO’s fees are £30.00 per document plus postage.

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Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your Notary Public - Meet Isabel

Isabel Figueiredo

Partner & Notary Public

Isabel has always been proud of providing a very high quality of personal service to her clients. With Isabel's assistance, her clients have been able to make their lifetime investment, whether buying their new home or stepping onto the property ladder for the first time.

Why work with Goughs?

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

First-class, effective service

Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

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