Welcome to Edward Young Limited
Notary Public in London
If you need a Notary Public in London, we are here to help.
Our Notary Public firm has been providing trusted Public Notary services for private and commercial clients in London, the United Kingdom and internationally since 2004. We act for blue-chip companies, private companies, entrepreneurs, charities and private individuals. No job is too big or too small.
Our aim is to provide you with a quality service at a reasonable cost and to make, what may be for many, an unfamiliar, process, as easy and straight forward as possible.
We can also arrange Apostilles from the Legalisation Office of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and legalisation of documents with any overseas Consulate in London (see our country guide). We have experience in dealing with many different types of documents going to various countries and we are happy to guide you as to the usual norms for any specific territory.
We are also accustomed to tight deadlines so if you’re in a hurry, we can help but please contact us on 00 44 20 7499 2605 or email us to arrange an appointment. We can usually accommodate you on the same day but if you want to be sure, pick up the phone and give us a call. We are happy to help at any time with any query whatsoever. If time is of the essence, we are happy to visit your home or office.
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What is a Notary and Why do I need one?
Notaries are independent lawyers who establish facts for the benefit of you and the overseas business, individual or government agency, with whom you transact. These businesses, individuals and government agencies rely on our independence, as notaries, to paint an accurate picture of what is happening on the ground here and to enable them to have faith that the formalities of the matter at hand are being dealt with in good faith and in the proper way.
A good example of an area where Notaries become involved are real estate transactions. Often you will either have to sign closing papers or nominate an attorney to sign papers on your behalf. We are often asked to notarise power of attorney documents. The overseas party requesting that you sign the documents before a UK notary, relies on us, as independent lawyers, to authenticate the facts, namely, that the person or corporate entity exists, they are ready, willing and able to be bound by the terms of the documents, they have understood the documents, have been properly identified and have signed the documents in the prescribed manner. See our services page for a complete list of roles that we can fulfill for our clients.
We are also asked to verify company standing and documents, educational awards, individual identity documents, and many other services. Check out our services page for a more definitive guide to what notaries do.
What if I need an ‘Apostille’ or my document needs to be ‘legalised’?
We understand that most people have never heard the word ‘Apostille’ before and many are unfamiliar with the term: ‘legalisation’. Don’t worry, we are here to break down the barriers and offer a solutions led service.
Legalisation is the generic term which indicates that further levels of verification are needed and these are usually where the UK Government confirms the standing of the Notary Public who has signed a document. This is done by a certificate, called an ‘Apostille’ being affixed, embossed and signed on the document which the Notary has signed, confirming that he or she exists and is duly registered, as a notary public, in the UK. This is done in conjunction with an international treaty called the Hague Convention. See our page on Apostilles for more information and on how Apostilles can be obtained.
In some instances further verification is required, namely, the London Consulate of the country where the document is going, is asked to verify the authenticity of the Apostille. In this instance the ‘legalisation’ process is where the document, usually with Apostille affixed, is lodged with the Consulate who usually provide a stamp in addition to the Apostille, which will then make the document legal in the territory where it is going. This is usually the case where the specific country is not a party to the Hague Convention.
Check out our Legalisation Guide, for a country by country breakdown of what is required for each country in the world. Alternatively, feel free to call us for guidance, we are happy to help: 020 7499 2605.
Regardless of any queries or questions I had, Edward Young were always able to assist me.Their personal approach to all my queries I have greatly appreciated.I would not hesitate using their services in the future.
Very happy with the service I have been given and recommend to anyone who seeks it. (From Somalia)
Wonderful service! The best notary in central London.
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Great service from a very nice gentleman. Thanks so much. ALL THE BEST.
I requested service rather late in the day on a Friday night. Given excellent service. Would recommend. Call … Kober-Smith [LLP] first
Very smooth and professional service, highly recommended
I am a registered nurse. I had to get a large volume of documents certified by a notary as part of the process to get an Australian visa. After calling around to several other notaries in the area and being told that it would take several weeks or days and receiving very expensive quotes, I called Edward Young. The Team at Edward Young was very friendly and helpful. I was seen the morning after I called for an appointment. They certified approximately 70 documents for me for a reasonable price.I had to see the Notary at Edward Young a few times over the course of a few months as I reached another stage in the application process. I have always been very happy with the efficient and helpful service they provided. I would certainly recommend them to anyone who needs documents certified.
Great work, very professional indeed.
Thank you so much for making a business experience such a wonderful experience! You are very professional and helpful.
Great friendly service, made simple
First class service, extremely competent and the most competitive price. I cannot recommend Edward Young enough.
Just a thanks, for the documents that you provide to myself and my lady to enable our wedding in Peru to go ahead. When we took them to the ministry they were not sure if all was correct, but they checked with their chief, and he sanctioned all to perfect. In fact, the reason they had some confusion is they had not seen the documents provided so well in the past. The translation was in Latin American Spanish, perfect for here. All was correct, and allowed everything to go ahead. Myself and my lady were married in Piura in the north of Peru, with a lot of family from both sides, from all around the world, on October 2nd. We had a great day as we both had hoped for. Many thanks for the assistance in providing the perfect solution to our document problems.
Thank you for a friendly and professional service, and for your professional advice.
For a number of years, Kober-Smith Assoc LLP has been providing KESA Electricals plc with the full spectrum of public notary services in the UK and for our European offices, usually at very short notice. The firm has always been nothing less than professional and, regardless of the work in hand, the instructions have been carried out to a high standard.
It is a pleasure to meet …. He is a very courteous and friendly person. Thank you.
Excellent service, quick and efficient.
We have used Edward Young’s notarial services on many occasions over a number of years and he has always delivered a first class service. Edward Young’s service is efficient, effective and always very professional. Tim Cotton, Head of Legal Business Affairs, IMG Media Football Division.
Thanks very much for making it so easy and enjoyable to get something done that others made out to be so difficult.
… thank you very much for the prompt, efficient, and professional service. Your office is very well situated in the centre London and accuracy and expediency of the procedures are impressive. I would recommend your notary to others and call on you for legal help in the future. You can use this letter as a testimonial.
Excellent service, with a smile. I will recommend … to any and everyone.
Edward Young provided excellent notary public services. He notarised all the documents that I needed to work abroad, and I found him very professional. When I needed additional documents notarised he was happy to help and responded immediately to my email queries. I would recommend him to anyone needing notary public services.
Very thorough and professional – many thanks!
Edward Young were extremely helpful in assisting me with all the paperwork & documents that needed notarizing for purchasing my property abroad.They were fast and efficient.
I highly regard Edward Young for his competence and follow through. I was lucky enough to find this practice on Google Maps after learning that I needed expedited power of attorney services to complete the purchase of my new home. After sharing with him that I would be traveling for a week and could not manage this beyond that day, Edward took the matter into his own hands and not only ensured that I received the Apostille the next morning, but that my certified documents were overnighted to California where they needed to be processed that next day. I am extremely grateful to Edward for his kindness and professionalism and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for notary services.
Thank you for your excellent and friendly service which came at a time I needed it most, like a life saver. Thank you.
Kober-Smith Assoc LLP has been our Notary for five years. We are an investment manager company in real estate. Kober-Smith Assoc LLP always provides a fast and reliable service, sometimes on short notice. Services are reasonably priced.