New Notaries (Conduct and Discipline) Rules 2015: Please note that the Notaries Conduct and Discipline Rules 2015 come into force on 1st November 2015. If, following a formal investigation, it is decided that disciplinary proceedings in the Court of Faculties are necessary, against a Notary who may have committed Notarial Misconduct, these updated Rules now regulate the process for all such disciplinary cases.
New Notaries (Conduct and Discipline) Fees & Costs Order 2015: Please note that the Notaries Conduct and Discipline Fees & Costs Order 2015 come into force on 1st November 2015. This Order provides a framework for legal costs during formal disciplinary proceedings.
Two recent disciplinary decisions of the Court of Faculties: The Faculty Office exercises a disciplinary function over Notaries in England & Wales. Two discipline cases of alleged notarial misconduct have been decided in the Court of Faculties recently, and the decisions in those two cases can be read on our website page about Recent decisions of the Court of Faculties.
Open Day for the UCL Notarial Practice Course 2015: This is taking place on Friday 6 February 2015, hosted by the UCL Faculty of Laws. Booking details and further information can be found here: http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/event/notarial-practice-course-open-day-2015/. Please also check our pages on qualification as a Notary together with the UCL page on the Course.
You can view video presentations recorded at the Notarial Practice Open Day on the UCL Faculty of Laws website: www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/study/continuing-professional-development/notarial-practice-course/.
Disciplinary decisions of the Court of Faculties: The Faculty Office exercises a disciplinary function over Notaries (including Scrivener Notaries) in England & Wales. Recent decisions of the Court of Faculties will be published on the website from time to time.
New Practice Rules and Inspections Regulations: Please note that the Notaries Practice Rules 2014 come into force on 1st May 2014. All notaries are asked to ensure that they are familiar with the contents of the new Rules. On the same date, regulations governing a new regime of inspections, the Notaries (Inspections) Regulations 2014, also come into effect. A new Rule 20 on Investment Business will come into force on a date to be fixed by the Master but, in the meantime, Rule 17 of the Notaries Practice Rules 2009 remains in place.
‘Legal Choices’ website: A new website which has been put together by the legal regulators is designed to help members of the public in dealing with lawyers. The site can be found at: www.legalchoices.org.uk
New Faculty Office website: A new website for the Faculty Office has been launched. We welcome your views on the new site. Please send any comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescribed Form of Complaints Wording: The form of complaints wording prescribed by Rule 5A of the Notaries (Practice) Rules 2009 has been updated to take account of the current postal address for the Legal Ombudsman. (more…)