Terms of Business
- I act only on the basis of these Terms of Business.
- I charge fees based on the time taken for the whole matter (including making the appointment, travelling or waiting time and the time needed to prepare the official records) at the rate of £188 per hour. Generally speaking, it is unlikely that the fee for any transaction will be less than £120. My practice is not registered for VAT and will not be charged. In addition,
third party expenses and fees will be charged such as charges
of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Foreign Embassies
and Consulates, any agents dealing with the legalisation of
documents and special postage and courier charges. My
charges are payable on presentation of an invoice which is usually at the time of our meeting. Documents may not be released until the invoice has been paid.
- Part of the Notary’s role is to check the facts in the
he notarises and this sometimes involves obtaining evidence or
proof from sources independent of the signatory. With regard
to this I will need your full cooperation. If it is necessary
qualifications to my certificate to make it clear that there
facts which I have not been able to verify, the document may be of less benefit and no liability is accepted if this is the case.
- In some circumstances, I may consider that I should decline or cease to act. For example, if I do not receive clear or proper instructions or if the matter on which I am instructed involves
fraud or violence, or if my charges are not paid.
- I store without charge electronic copies of all notarial acts
for as long as required by the rules. I do not always keep a full copy of your documents or identification materials but reserve
the right to do so.
- Except so far as excluded by the Unfair Contract Terms Act
1977, my liability for any loss, injury or damage of any nature
whatever, whether direct or consequential, including (without limitation) in respect of negligence or breach of duty of care
is limited to £5,000,000.00 in respect of any one claim or series of related claims.
- The notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury whose
address is: The Faculty Office, 1, The Sanctuary, Westminster, London ,SW1P 3JT; Email Faculty.email@example.com; Website
- The vast majority of clients are extremely
most are very happy with the Notarial services
which provided. If you have complaints about the
work please do not hesitate to contact me, and if
the matter cannot be immediately resolved I will
refer your complaint to the Notaries Society of which I am a member, who have a Complaints Procedure which is approved by the Faculty Office.
- Alternatively, you can complain to the Notaries Society direct. Please write (but do not enclose
any original documents) with full details of your
complaint to :‐Christopher Vaughan, Secretary of
The Notaries Society, Old Church Chambers, 23 Sandhill Road, St James, Northampton, NN5 5LH; Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Finally, even if you have your complaint considered under the Notaries Society Approved
Complaints Procedure, you may at the end of that
procedure or after a period of eight weeks from
the date of making the complaint to me, make your
complaint direct to the Legal Ombudsman, (whose
contact details are set out below) if the matter
has not been resolved to your satisfaction:- Legal
Ombudsman, Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND; Tel : 0300 555 0333 Or email@example.com;
- My practice is insured through a reputable insurance company details of which are available