All notaries are regulated by the Master of the Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Master is responsible for the qualification and regulation of notaries.
He makes the Qualification Rules, appoints the Qualifications Board, consults with the Qualifications Board and delegates some functions to the Qualifications Board.
He makes and enforces the Practice and Disciplinary Rules.
He supervises the award of the Faculty and the issue of annual practising certificates.
Contact The Registrar The Faculty Office 1 The Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3JT or DX 145940 Westminster 4.
Tel : 0207 222 5381
Fax : 0207 222 7502
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.facultyoffice.org.uk
Scrivener Notaries who practise in Central London are members of and also regulated by The Worshipful Company of Scriveners.
Contact: The Clerk The Scriveners Company HQS Wellington Temple Stairs Victoria Embankment London WC2R 2PN.
Tel : 020 7240 0529
Fax : 020 7497 0645
Website : www.scriveners.org.uk
The Representative Society for Scrivener Notaries is The Society of Scrivener Notaries.
Contact the Secretary Jonathan Coutts Esq. 95 Aldwych London WC2B 4JF.
Tel : 0207 395 4300
Fax: 0207 395 4310
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.scrivener-notaries.org.uk/
Other Notaries Public in the UK and Republic of Ireland are regulated :-
- In Scotland by the Law Society of Scotland - Website : www.lawscot.org.uk
- In Northern Ireland by the Law Society of Northern Ireland - Website : www.lawsoc-ni.org and search for notaries
- In the Republic of Ireland by the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland - Website : http://www.notarypublic.ie/
Legalisation is the responsibility of The Legalisation Section of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office PO Box 6255 Milton Keynes MK10 1XX.
Website : http://www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation
U.I.N.L. The International Union of Notaries.
This is a non-governmental organisation established to promote, co-ordinate and develop the duties and activities of Notaries throughout the world and ensure the standing and independence necessary for optimum service to individuals and society through close collaboration between Chambers of Notaries.
Website : http://www.uinl.org/1/home-page
The United Kingdom and Ireland Notarial Forum comprises The Notaries Society of England and Wales, The Society of Scrivener Notaries, The Law Society of Scotland, The Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland and The College of Notaries Northern Ireland. The Forum has published its Guide to Notarial Practice in the United Kingdom which may be found on its website www.ukinf.org.uk