A Notary Public is a legal officer of ancient standing. The functions of notaries include the preparation and execution of legal documents for use abroad, attesting the authenticity of deeds and writings and protesting bills of exchange. The admission and regulation of notaries in England and Wales is one of the functions of the Faculty Office. The jurisdiction was confirmed and enhanced by the Courts and Legal Services Act of 1990 and the Legal Services Act 2007. Both confirmed the Masterís statutory powers to make rules for the regulation of the profession. The Master is the designated regulator for the purposes of the Legal Services Act 2007.
The links below are to the list of notaries currently in practice and to the index of the current Faculty Office Rules for the regulation of the notarial profession. There is also information for those considering training to become notaries.
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