Authentication of documents and administration of oaths may be needed in relation to certain documents or transactions that are to be relied upon both locally and more commonly overseas. Typical examples would be powers of attorneys and patent assignments for international filings. We are also often asked to notarise copies of passports or university certificates for students applying for advanced courses.
A notary may also be asked to witness an affidavit or the signature of another type of formal document in relation to a transaction or to assist someone unable to write.
So long as we have no interest in the underlying legal matter we can provide notarial services even where we do not otherwise act for the parties. This service is only available in Scotland