Russell-Cooke Notary Public Services Terms

Foreign languages Richard is able to draft and notarise documents in French and German where required. Often documents for use abroad are prepared in languages other than English. Richard, Jonathan and Jenny will notarise a document in any language provided that they: n are confident that you understand the content of the document and its affect upon you once executed; n establish that you trust the competence of the person who drafted the document in that language such as a bilingual lawyer or a qualified interpreter; and Where you are bringing to us a document prepared by someone else, we will not advise you on the appropriateness of that document’s content (unless we agree otherwise) or its suitability for the jurisdiction it is to be used in so it is vital that you have taken your own advice on those issues. Legalisation and apostille In addition to notarisation the document may also need to be legalised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to authenticate the notary’s seal by way of an apostille certificate. Whether this is necessary depends on the legal requirements of the country where the document is being sent. Additionally, some countries also require certification by the High Commission, embassy or consulate of the country where the document is to be used. The FCO in Milton Keynes accepts applications for legalisation in person and by post. The fee for a single apostille is £30 plus postage and usually takes up to seven working days for postal applications to be processed. For urgent matters the FCO in London provides a same day premium service for £75 per document. When using the premium service we can arrange for a courier to take the document to the FCO and return it either to you or to us at a secure address. We can also arrange to send documents overseas by international parcel couriers if required. Fees Our usual minimum charge is £200 plus VAT per document but where there are multiple documents or a number of copies of the same document, a discount is often possible. Alternatively, we may, where appropriate, work on a time spent basis. All fees are subject to VAT unless the client is based outside the EU. Courier and taxi services will be charged as an additional fee and added at the end of the transaction. Contact us To make an appointment with Richard Frimston at our Putney office, please contact his secretary Deborah Daley on: +44 (0)20 8394 6211 | To make an appointment with Jonathan Thornton at our Putney office, please contact his secretary Samantha Cullen on: +44 (0)20 8394 6545 | To make an appointment with Jenny Bird at our Putney office, please contact her secretary Deborah Daley on: +44 (0)20 8394 6211 | n have an English translation of the document with which they are satisfied.

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