Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths
Alan Kerr has over 40 years experience in practising law. He started his Career with Rawlins Davy moving to Aldridge Myers in 1984 ,who became Lester Aldridge in 1988. He continued to practice with Lester Aldridge until qualifying as a Notary Public opening his own Notary Practice in Millhams Street in 1995 .
Alan can provide expertise in all the aspects of non contentious law which he offers with approachability of a smaller firm and with the ability to pass on to the client the benefit of reasonable costs.
Kerr and Company pride ourselves on providing a friendly efficient service. We are a family run firm who offer a wide range of legal services including
A Notary is a qualified Lawyer and member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. The Court of Faculties appoints him by the Archbishop of Canterbury and is subject to regulation by the Court of Faculties.
Its is Compulsory for Notaries to have an Annual Practising Certificate and are required to possess Professional Indemnity and Fidelity Bond, The Office of Notary is recognised internationally.
A Notary is primarily concerned with the preparation and authentication of documents for use abroad. The duty and function of a Notary is to prepare, Attest, Authenticate and Certify deeds and other documents for use overseas.
A Notary has two significant differences from that of a Solicitor . A Notary identifies himself on documents by the use of his individual seal.
Such seals have historical origins and are regarded by most other countries as of great importance for establishing the authenticity of a document. A Notaries seal will be registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and with many foreign Embassies and Consulates.
Procedures exist for the seal to be further authenticated, a process called Legalisation.
Please bring with you all relevant documentation together with two forms of identification
Booking an appointment in advance is recommended
Home and Hospital visits are available if required
The Office is situated in Millhams Street which is a one-way street accessed from Christchurch High Street.