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The following Notaries offer Notarisation.
The Notaries (Qualification) Rules 2017 provides an applicant be ‘of good character’, and:
“Is at least 21 years of age and has satisfied the requirements of these rules; and
Has taken the oath of allegiance and the oath required by Section 7 of the Public Notaries Act 1843; and
Is, except where such application is made under rule 4 (ecclesiastical notaries) or rule 8 either a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, or a barrister at law or a Chartered Legal Executive or holds a Degree”.
Therefore, usual applicants are solicitors and barristers, or those with a recent qualifying law degree and Legal Practice Certificate (LPC). This entitles an applicant to a Certificate of Exemption from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury from core legal subjects of study.
Thereafter, applicants attend the Diploma in Notarial Practice. This is a two-year distance learning course run by institutions such as University College London wherein students’ study three subjects: Roman Law, Private International Law, and Notary Practice.
Once qualified, The Notaries Society (of England and Wales) mandates “all newly appointed notaries shall, for the first two/three years after their appointment, have their practice as a notary supervised by another notary”.