What Is A Notary Public ?

A Notary Public (commonly referred to as a Notary) is a Senior Legal Officer appointed by the Master of the Court of Faculties, having first satisfied the qualification requirements. Notary Public Definition by Shirley Donaldson LL.B (Hons)Essentially the Notary Public definition of duties would include preparing, witnessing and certifying, and authenticating – under his or her seal of office, deeds and other documents for worldwide use, on behalf of individuals and companies.

Notaries are regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Notaries Society of England and Wales are their representative body. Almost all Notaries are also qualified as solicitors. The two roles are however completely different and  importantly it should be noted that solicitors are also regulated by a different body – the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).


Notary Services for Companies 

property investments abroad

branch offices overseas

business interests in other lands

international business transactions


Notary Services for Individuals

marrying abroad

working overseas

traveling overseas

lasting power of attorney


Whether your are a business or an individual, if any of the above apply to you then you are more than likely to need Notary services  either now or in the future. Shirley Donaldson is a qualified Notary, with significant commercial and legal experience, located in Wembley, North West London who will be able to assist you.

Please see details of what forms of identification are needed for your appointment, fees and terms of business on this website for more information or contact me for an informal discussion regarding your requirements.

Telephone Notary Public

Tel. 0208 904 2229

Mob. 07946 721861


It is preferable that you first make an appointment before attending my office. I can attend commercial clients, by prior arrangement,  at their offices, and individuals at their homes, but bear in mind this will inevitably increase costs and may cause delay.

Shirley Donaldson Notary Public

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27 Thirlmere Gardens
Middlesex HA9 8RH.
United Kingdom

The Nearest Tube Stations are:
South Kenton
Preston Road
Wembley Park

Tel: 0208 904 2229

Mobile: 07946 721861