Welcome to my website. I am Anthony Samuels, a notary public (aka notary and public notary) based in London, UK. A notary public is a legal officer who can notarise a document for clients in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers of attorney, and foreign and international business. You can find out more about the work of a notary public in the What is a Notary Public? section.
I am one of the UK’s 800 notaries (to find out more about me please visit the About Anthony section) and I regularly come up against the issue of immediate availability. I am available in person 24/7 to finalise a procedure when and where my clients need me and provided the groundwork is complete, the work can be finalised quickly. I can provide notary services in French and Spanish and I’m also conversant in Italian and Portuguese.
Recently I was called to Heathrow Airport where I was called upon to notarise documents for an American executive who was changing planes so not much room for manoeuvre there. But because the groundwork had been done earlier, the completion was straightforward. Prior to the meeting the client had scanned and sent all the documents; I then prepared the notarial act and inspected the originals when I met the client and the job of notarising the documents was complete. In the event of documents requiring further legalisation or apostilling (an apostille certifies foreign documents), I could return the papers to the client that afternoon or evening.
My fees are very competitive for this important bespoke and niche service, and despite the formality and professionalism required, my clients regularly point to the friendly and personable manner in which I approach the work. This is supported by the testimonials I have received.
Prior to qualifying as a UK notary public in 2010 I worked many years in the law, starting as a sports, property and entertainment solicitor at Nabarro LLP before setting up my own practices in Cockfosters, London, and Esher, Surrey, which I sold in 2006. Latterly I have worked as a non-Executive Chairman of Clydesdale Bank plc and I am a councillor and Chairman of Surrey County Council.
I am registered member of The Notaries Society the representative society for the Notaries Public practising in England and Wales.
Please contact me to discuss your notarial requirements.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Travel to and from the UK will be difficult for the foreseeable future. In order to meet client demand for an immediate response, I am providing a 24/7 service preparing urgent documents such as Powers of Attorney.