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Supervision of Conveyancing and Probate – Call for Evidence

The Faculty Office have published a paper, reviewing the Post-Qualifications Environment seeking your views. A copy of the paper and accompanying report can be downloaded from the links below: Please respond in writing by 5pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2024 by post to the Faculty Office, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3JT or by email […]

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Humanitarian Activity General Licence issued

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has the power to issue General Licences for country and thematic sanctions regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. On 14 November 2023 (followed by amendments on 20 December 2023), OFSI issued a General License (General Licence INT/2023/3749168) to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to […]

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

On, 22 January 2024 the HM Treasury (HMT) issued Guidance on the changes to The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the MLRs), amending the definition of High Risk Third Countries (HRTC). The changes are as follows: Schedule 3ZA is repealed. High risk third countries (HRTCs) will now […]

The Pros and Cons of AI and Technology in Notarial Practice – Lecture – 07 March 2024

The Master of Faculties invites you to a special lecture on AI and Technology in notarial practice, delivered by Robert Bond, Deputy Vice President of the Notaries Society and a Chartered IT Professional Robert is also a UK Solicitor and a Notary Public and for over 40 years has specialised in laws and regulations relating […]

Diversity in the Notarial Profession 2023

Triennially the Faculty Office collates and reviews the diversity data provided by Notaries during the practicing certificate renewal process. This information is used to identify trend and patterns as well as inform the work of the Faculty in improving diversity in the notarial sector. The collation of diversity data assists in identifying what progress has […]

Updated marriage law guidance for the clergy has been issued by the Faculty Office

A Third Supplement to the Guidance for the Clergy (the “Yellow Book”) from the Faculty Office has now been issued. This Supplement is intended to be read alongside the 3rd edition of the Faculty Office marriage guide booklet published in 2010. It provides an important update to those areas where there have been changes in […]

Weddings in England during Lockdown II

(from 5th November until (at least) 2nd December) https://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Lockdown-II-Marriages.pdf FACULTY OFFICE Weddings in England during Lockdown II (from 5th November until (at least) 2nd December) Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Saturday evening and his statement to the House of Commons on Monday, weddings will not be able to take place until the restrictions are lifted save […]