Notarial Services

Notarial Services

Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad.

At Astle Paterson we have two Notaries, Martin Astle and Jean Paterson. 

Following the authentication and certification of the documents we can arrange for the documents to be couriered and legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who will attach an Apostille to the document and return it to us for its immediate return to you.  

In every case an individual will need to be identified by the Notary by the production of an item of photographic identification (such as passport or photo card driving licence) plus an additional original document such as a recent utility bill or bank statement bearing name and present address. 

 Our Notaries can also assist you by:-

  • Preparing and witnessing powers of attorney for use overseas
  • Dealing with purchase or sale of land and property abroad
  • Providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or owning property abroad
  • Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad
  • Authenticating company and business documents and transactions

Please contact our Notarial Department on 01283 531366 or by way of email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Key Contacts: Martin Astle & Jean Paterson