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Legal Jargon Buster - What is a Notary?

A Notary is a qualified lawyer and are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury; they are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties.

Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use abroad. They are also authorised to conduct general legal practice (excluding the conduct of court proceedings) such as conveyancing and probate. They may exercise the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths.

Written By: Feona L Horton

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