UK LEGAL & NOTARY SERVICES
This page provides a brief overview of both the UK legal & notarial services we provide to our private and commercial clients under the laws of England & Wales.
Should you wish, you may wish to skip this page and click the relevant links below to proceed directly to the page dedicated to these areas of law in more detail.
(1), our webpage addressing Will Preparation in England and Wales,
(2), our webpage addressing our services as a notarial practice in England & Wales,
(3) our webpage addressing Commissioner for Oath services, and/or
(4) our website addressing ID-1 identification services provided in England & Wales.
Do you need to create or amend a will under the laws of England & Wales?
The preparation of a will is often considered as one of the most important financial planning steps a person ever takes. It is something that most of us have thought about doing, but unfortunately for many, this is often not carried out.
In some cases, drafting a will can be straightforward, but it is recommended that the services of an experienced professional be used to help make sure that all matters have been considered and that the correct terminology has been used to help avoid any confusion or possible disputes in the future.
Kevin Michael Burke is a full member of STEP in the UK and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation in England & Wales. All STEP members are required to comply with the STEP Code for Will Preparation in England & Wales. such being an obligation for this firm in writing wills for use in England & Wales.
Do you need to have a document notarised for use abroad?
In England and Wales, a Notary is a qualified lawyer. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties. The work of a notary deals with the authentication, certification, and execution of documents for use abroad. These documents may relate to overseas property, academic degrees, estate administration, business transactions, court proceedings, etc.
Do you need to have a document sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths?
It is the UK's Lord Chancellor who appoints Commissioners for Oaths. Please note that documents that are sworn and signed before someone acting as a Commissioner of Oaths in England & Wales are not "notarised" documents.
are generally for use in the United Kingdom and may not be accepted abroad.
Do you need to provide proof of identity further to the purchase or sale of residential property in England or Wales?
In his capacity as a Notary Public in England & Wales, Kevin Michael Burke is entitled to certify a person's identity for purposes of establishing a person's identity on Land Registry "Form ID1 - Evidence of identity for a private individual". Section B of such form is to be completed by the person certifying the identity and that person must either be a land registry employee, a solicitor, barrister, licensed conveyancer, legal executive, notary public or a registered European lawyer.
Our legal services in
England & Wales :
Please note that our services provided as an English notary public are very different from the service we provide as a commissioner of oaths in England & Wales.
Generally, the amount of work performed in acting as a commissioner of oaths in England & Wales in taking an oath is far less complex and time-consuming than is the case where a notarisation is required.
Please note that where you need documents to be recognised and effective abroad, then it is a notarisation which is to be performed. Please note that If you need to send a document to be notarised in Australia or New Zealand or elsewhere in the Commonwealth, please note that the certification of a commissioner for oaths is generally not the equivalent of a notarised document and will likely be rejected in the United Kingdom.
Our US federal legal services we
can provide nationally:
US Spousal Visas [no fiancee visas]
Waiver of Inadmissibility