OUR LEGAL SERVICES IN ENGLAND & WALES:

This page provides a brief overview of the legal & notarial services we provide under the laws of England & Wales to both private clients and business entities.

Such services include the following:

(1)  The preparation of will and codicils.

(2) The notarisation of documents for use within the UK and 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. 

(3) The swearing of oaths and affidavits as a Commissioner for Oaths.

(4)  ID-1 identification services.

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​​​​​​​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.

I am Kevin Michael Burke JD Pg Dip TEP, a lawyer and notary, and the owner of this practice.  I and my staff welcome you to our firm's main website. We are people-focused. We listen to you in order to determine your circumstances, what you are looking for, and especially what you wish to avoid. Our aim is  simple, to provide you with professional high quality legal and notarial services at a reasonable price. We keep things simple and straightforward. You can certainly face more hurdles without the correct legal representation so it is in your interest to carefully research your possible choices.

I have been a full-time practising lawyer since 1992.  After initially qualifying and practising in the United States (Florida [1994] & Ohio [1992]), I moved to the UK in 1999 and qualified as an English solicitor and practised as such for 11 years.  In 2008 I qualified as an English notary public. In 2011 I became a full member of STEP, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and in 2013 received the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation.

 

 

Our legal practice offers a number of legal services in England & Wales for both UK residents and foreign nationals.

We offer notarial services.

We offer Commissioner for Oaths services.

We offer ID-1 identity search services.

I have been a full-time practising lawyer since 1992.  After initially qualifying and practising in the United States (Florida [1994] & Ohio [1992]), I moved to the UK in 1999 and qualified as an English solicitor and practised as such for 11 years.  In 2008 I qualified as an English notary public. In 2011 I became a full member of STEP, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and in 2013 received the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation.

I, Kevin Michael Burke, am an English notary public.  I practised as an English solicitor for 11 years (1999 to 2010).  Many prospective clients have never used the services of an English notary public and are not familiar with the process and terminology. I will seek to provide what you need to know below.

 

It is the main role of a UK notary to certify or authenticate documents for use abroad.  Solicitors are not authorised to perform the services of notaries and documents they seek to notarise are rejected.  

Please note that notarisation must be done in person and cannot be done through the use of Zoom or through other online means.

In the provision of US legal services, Florida civil law notary services, and Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) ITIN services, this firm does business as "American Attorney Services".

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In the provision of US legal services, Florida civil law notary services, and Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) ITIN services, we trade as "American Attorney Services". 

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