Governance Manual

APPENDIX E. Rule – Qualifications Board


WE CHARLES RICHARD GEORGE One of Her Majesty’s Counsel Commissary or Master of the Faculties of the Most Reverend Father in God Justin Portal 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:


Part I: Preliminary

1 Citation and Commencement

1.1 These rules may be cited as the Notaries (Qualification) Rules 2017

1.2 These rules shall come into force on the 1st day of April 2017


2 Interpretation

In these rules:

‘the Board’ means the Qualifications Board established under rule 6;




6 Qualifications Board and Fees for Applications

6.1 There shall be established a Qualifications Board constituted in accordance with schedule 1.


6.2 The functions of the Board shall be:

6.2.1 To advise the Master whether a degree or other qualification should be approved by him for the purpose of these rules.

6.2.2 To advise the Master on the standard of the qualifications of any person applying for admission as a general notary under these rules.i

6.2.3 To advise the Master on the qualifications and experience of persons applying for recognition that they are eligible for admission as a general notary under rule 8.

6.2.4 To advise any other body concerned with the administration or regulation of the notarial profession in England and Wales or any part of it on matters relating to qualifications and experience.


6.3 The Master may by Order delegate to the Board any of his functions under these rules relating to the approval or recognition of degrees, qualifications and experience.


6.4 The Master may from time to time by Order prescribe fees or the maximum fees which may be charged in respect of any application to the Master under these rules and such fees may be applied by the Faculty Office towards meeting the expenses of the Board but subject thereto the expenses of the Board and of its members shall be paid from and such fees shall form part of the general notarial income of the Faculty Office.