1. The Faculty Office as Regulator of the Notarial Profession
The ‘Approved Regulator’: The Master of the Faculties is the regulator of the profession of Notaries Public in England & Wales, and the Faculty Office (led by the Registrar) assists the Master in his functions.
The Legal Services Act 2007 which confirmed the Master as ‘Approved Regulator’ also set up the Legal Services Board (‘LSB’) to oversee the regulatory work across the legal professions. The Faculty Office works with the Legal Services Board, Office of the Legal Ombudsman (‘LeO’), the Ministry of Justice, the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (‘OPBAS’) and other bodies in its role as regulator of Notaries.