Disciplinary Decisions of the Court of Faculties

The Faculty Office exercises a disciplinary function over Notaries (including Scrivener Notaries) in England & Wales. Disciplinary Proceedings in the Court of Faculties are conducted in accordance with the Notaries (Conduct and Discipline) Rules 2015 and the Notaries (Conduct and Discipline) Fees and Costs Order 2015.

Further information can be found on our page about the Notary Complaints Procedure.

Current and upcoming Disciplinary Hearings

Non listed

Recent interim decisions of the Registrar

August 2021
IN THE MATTER OF ALAN KERR, A NOTARY (England & Wales)
– The Registrar gave Notice of Suspension from practise for three months with effect from midnight on 7th August 2021. The Suspension extended for a further period of three months from 7th November 2021

Recent decisions of the Court of Faculties

April 2022
IN THE MATTER OF VIDAL Vidal Eulalie Martin, A NOTARY (England & Wales)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 19th April 2021

January and February 2022
IN THE MATTER OF CAROLINE COATS, A NOTARY (England & Wales)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 1st of December 2021
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 13th January 2022
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 4th February 2022
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 25th February 2022

December 2019
IN THE MATTER OF GOPAL KRISHEN GUPTA, A NOTARY (England & Wales)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 18th December 2019

December 2019
IN THE MATTER OF GARETH DAVID CHARLES MEYJES, A NOTARY (England & Wales)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 18th December 2019

December 2019
IN THE MATTER OF JOHN FRANCIS WALSH, A NOTARY (Norfolk Island)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 3rd December 2019

December 2018
IN THE MATTER OF RICHARD HENRY HILL, A NOTARY (New Zealand)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 17th December 2018

April 2018
IN THE MATTER OF RICARDO ANTONIO LADO, A NOTARY (England & Wales)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 13th April 2018

August 2016
IN THE MATTER OF ISAAC SAMUEL MARRACHE, A NOTARY (Gibraltar)
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 4th August 2016

April to July 2015
IN THE MATTER OF RICARDO ANTONIO LADO, A NOTARY
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 15th May 2015
– DECISION OF THE COURT ON PENALTIES AND COSTS dated 20th July 2015

April 2015
IN THE MATTER OF ROBERT J H WARD, A NOTARY
– DECISION OF THE COURT dated 15th May 2015

May to June 2014
IN THE MATTER OF I, A NOTARY
– Penalty expired 30th September 2019