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Notarial Services





Please see our frequently answered questions page before making an appointment.

If you have business dealings abroad, your documents will often need to be authenticated by a Notary to be accepted by foreign public and legal authorities.

Friar Street Notaries operates from our offices and is one of the largest groups of notaries in the Thames Valley. Offering unrivalled coverage and a full range of services, we offer a cost-effective, accessible and flexible service – and can assist with urgent matters at very short notice.

Partners Philip D’Arcy and David Few act for a wide range of business clients, including many public and private national and multinational companies, as well as offering notarial services to private individuals. Our services range from authenticating commercial documents and certifying due execution of deeds and other documents to advising on documents relating to foreign property or overseas offices.

Our notarial services include:

  • Witnessing signatures and certifying due execution of deeds and documents for use abroad.
  • Authenticating the signatures of directors
  • Certificates of good standing for UK companies
  • Certifying facts about companies, including directors and shareholdings
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Taking affidavits, declarations and depositions for use outside the UK
  • Authenticating business documents and transactions
  • Documents to establish a branch office abroad.
  • Commercial documents for worldwide use
  • Assignments of intellectual property rights in foreign jurisdictions
  • Documents relating to foreign property
  • Verifying translations
  • Certifying copy documents

Please see further information on our services and our Notarial Terms of Business.

We can also handle Legalisation requirements, whether at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office or any other relevant embassy/consulate. These can be dealt with quickly using our London agent’s expedited service in cases of urgency. Read more about our Legalisation service.

For further information please contact our team on: 0118 951 6800 or email: For companies looking to establish a presence in the UK or UK companies with operations overseas, please read about our membership of the international Law Firm Network.

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0118 951 6800

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Blandy & Blandy LLP
1 Friar Street

DX 4008 Reading


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