Governance Manual

APPENDIX D. Rule – Advisory Board


We, SHEILA MORAG CLARK CAMERON One of Her Majesty’s Counsel, Commissary or Master of the Faculties of the Most Reverend Father in God ROWAN DOUGLAS by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all England and Metropolitan in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the Public Notaries Act 1843 and section 57 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 and of all other powers Us enabling hereby make the following Rules


1 Citation and Commencement

These rules may be cited as the Notaries (Advisory Board) Rules 2008.

1.2 These Rules shall come into force on the 6th day of April 2008.


2 Interpretation

In these rules:

‘Public Notaries’ includes General and Scrivener Notaries;

‘the Board’ means the Advisory Board established under rule 3;

‘the Faculty Office’ means the Registry of the Court of Faculties;

‘the Master’ means the Master of the Faculties; and

‘the Registrar’ means the Registrar of the Court of Faculties.



3.1 There shall be established an Advisory Board constituted in accordance with the Schedule hereto

3.2 the functions of the Board shall be to advise the Master and the Registrar on any matter pertaining to the notarial profession in England and Wales and its regulation that may be referred to it

(a) by the Master or the Registrar;

(b) by or on behalf of a body representing notaries in practice in England or Wales; or

(c) by any other body or person provided that the Board considers that the matter to be referred to it is of sufficient general interest to or in connection with the notarial profession to justify its consideration.

3.3 The Board may consider any matter pertaining to the notarial profession in England and Wales and its regulation notwithstanding that it has not been referred to the Board under rule 3.2

3.4 The expenses of the Board and of its members shall be paid from the general notarial income of the Faculty Office.