Notary Services

Your local Wiltshire notary expert

Notary services in Wiltshire

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.

Don't risk your documents being illegitimately authorised

Your local Notary Public since 1882

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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Digmore Sid

Excellent service

I engaged the services of Goughs Solicitors in Trowbridge, in particular Ailie Peacock, to act on my behalf for the sale of my house. Ailie was always clear with her advice, acted in a timely manor and answered any questions I had almost immediately. She was very proactive in dealing with the other parties involved in a slightly convoluted chain.

Ailie also managed a very late request from our buyers with calm efficiency and the utmost professionalism. The end result was a smooth sale and completion, with remarkably little stress on our part. I would not hesitate from using them again.

2021-02-27

Margaret Wilson

Clear concise advice

Quick response to e-mails or phone calls. Will certainly use again in the near future. Clear concise advice patiently given!

2021-03-09

Mr Ian Liddle

Excellent service

Excellent service as usual.

2021-04-01

Alan

Superb once again.

Superb once again. Goughs provides outstanding service... professional in getting the job done and conducted with grace and care. Thank you Goughs!

2021-04-01

Ashley Stone

Rhianna Cole

The solicitor I dealt with at Goughs, Rhianna Cole, was an absolute star, I cannot fault her in any way at all. She made everything in the situation I was in so easy to understand, and she guided me through an extremely stressful time, with extreme professionalism, yet a very personal and sensitive touch. Can't big them up enough.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2021-04-01

Matt Saunders

Made first-time buying a (relatively) simple process!

Sophie was very attentive and responsive and understood the need to act quickly in regard to our purchase process. She was diligent with the paperwork and was very easy to talk to and clear at explaining what was required in terms of action from our side and from the seller.

2021-04-08

Testimonials

Amelia Hanratty

Isabel Figueiredo was professional

Needed for Goughs to act quickly with an issue I had . They exceeded my expectations ! Isabel Figueiredo was professional , and swiftly dealt with the matter. Would strongly recommend these Solicitors.

2021-03-04

Liza Austin

Highly recommend using Isabel and Gough's Solicitors

I used Gough Solicitors recently for their notary services and dealt with Isabel Figueiredo with this legal matter. Isabel's communication, professionalism, and efficiency was very much appreciated. We would highly recommend using Isabel and Gough's Solicitors anytime! Thank you!

2021-02-26

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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