Notary Services in Manchester and Cheshire

Tel: 0777 444 0024
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Notary?

Notaries are the oldest branch of the legal profession and because of the historic origins of the profession, are appointed and regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury (see: Faculty Office). There are around 800 notaries practising in England and Wales. Most notaries are also solicitors (as I am, although I now practise only as a notary) who have obtained an additional qualification as a notary. A notary's modern role relates mainly to authenticating facts and documents in a way that is acceptable in foreign countries.

How do I contact you?

By phone: 0777 444 0024

By email: notary@colinrowe.co.uk or Contact

By post: See: Location

Where can I see you?

See: Location

What times are you available?

Appointments are available during normal office hours from 09.00 to 17.00. I am happy to arrange out of hours appointments for business and professional clients and where urgent notarisation is required.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Please call me to arrange a time before visiting my office.

What will it cost?

See: Fees

Do you need to see the documents first?

Except in cases of straightforward certification of copy documents, it is helpful to send me the document (preferably by email in Word form, so that I can fill in blanks) before we meet. This will also enable me to check whether I need any further information and may save a wasted journey.

What is an apostille?

See: Legalisation / Apostilles

What do I need to bring with me?

In addition to the documents that require notarising, you will need identity documents and cash, a cheque, or a card reader if required to set up an online payment of fees and disbursements. See: Identification Requirements and Fees