David Nason

Job Vacancies

The Faculty Office is seeking to appoint a Risk, Compliance & Investigations Officer and Deputy Chief Clerk. Details on the role and how to apply can be found here.

Spot Check – Price Information

On 2 December 2019 Rule 14.2 of the Notaries’ Practice Rules 2019 came into force requiring all notaries publicising their practice via a website to ensure that clear information on pricing, redress, service, complaints and regulatory information was available for the public to access on their websites. In advance of this the Faculty Office reviewed […]

UK Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) advisory note re COVID-19

The UK Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG), which includes the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and all the legal sector supervisors named in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, has jointly published an advisory note, highlighting key AML risks and challenges for the legal profession associated with the Covid-19 crisis. It also includes information to […]

Anti Money Laundering (AML) Risk Assessment Review

As part of the practice certificate renewal application for 2020, the Faculty Office required notaries to submit a copy of their practice risk assessment. All notaries are required to complete a risk assessment under Regulation 18 of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations 2017 (“MLR 2017”). At the start of 2020 the Faculty Office undertook […]

Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting unprecedented challenges for us all. We will provide advice to Notaries in relation to Covid-19 which will be updated as the situation develops. The Faculty Office We continue to monitor closely the unprecedented threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. As far as possible, we are taking every available step to […]

FCO Message

The following message has been issued by the FCO today (3 April) Dear colleagues The FCO is very grateful for your patience whilst we worked to reopen part of the Legalisation service, and for the feedback you have provided us with on your priorities and needs. We have been authorised to re-open the business drop-off […]

Covid-19 Restrictions

This note is intended to update the position set out in our news item posted on 18th March following further guidance issued by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after the Prime Minister’s Address to the Nation on Monday 23rd March and advice from the Church of England.  It will seek to address some common questions which the Faculty Office has been receiving […]

Money Laundering Directive

On the 10th January 2020, the 5th Money Laundering Directive was transposed into UK Law through amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. New Guidance which is intended to summarise the key changes has been produced, for legal professionals that are in scope. It is not exhaustive and should […]