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David Anthony Tandy is a Notary Public, duly sworn and admitted with permanent faculty, by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the 9th October 1985.

David is a member of the Notaries Society.

Q. What exactly is a Notary?

A. Briefly, a Notary is an international commissioner for oaths, whose signature and seal are recognised throughout the world, and whose services in this respect are usually needed only where there is a foreign element to your requirements.

When will I need a Notary?

Clients will often require the services of a Notary Public when dealing with overseas matters such as businesses or properties abroad or involvement in litigation in foreign courts.

Legal documents for most countries when signed outside the jurisdiction usually have to be notarised. A Notary generally acts as a legally trained impartial witness to authenticate and certify the execution of documents required or intended for use outside of the UK.

David is one of a very small number in Cornwall able to offer the services of a Notary Public. It is our aim to provide notarial services of the highest standard to both business and private communities throughout the South West. He understand that time is very often of the essence when the services of a notary are required and so he will endeavour to provide you with an efficient and friendly service.

David has advised and assisted both commercial and private clients on all aspects of notarial work. He can help you with all your legal documentation requirements for any country in the world including:

  • Attesting the execution of documents
  • Verifying the authenticity of signatures
  • Preparing powers of attorney for use overseas
  • Providing certificates certifying the genuineness of copy documents, signatures and execution of documents
  • Taking declarations, affidavits, oaths and acknowledgements
  • To certify identity – birth certificates/passports/marriage certificates In connection with international business transactions
  • Purchasing of property abroad
  • Dispute resolution and the recording of private and commercial agreements
  • Witnessing and attesting events and transactions
  • When adopting children - Notarising medical reports and police reports for use in connection with adoption
  • In connection with travel documentation and work permits etc
  • Dealing with foreign wills and probates
  • Arranging and verifying translations from foreign documents to English and vice versa
  • The provision of Notarial copies
  • Authenticating the contents of documents Certifying examination certificates
  • To sponsor relatives from abroad
  • Apostilising documents with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Public Notary - Costs

CostsMy fees vary depending on the nature and complexity of the work required. A Notary Public is a highly trained and specialised lawyer dealing only with international legal matters. Your documents are dealt with discreetly by our notaries, and where required documents for legalisation or Apostille are collected by our agent personally. Our fee reflects this, whilst also aiming to be as competitive and yet affordable as we can.

My fees, do NOT attract VAT and some disbursements depending on your circumstances and what you require us to do. Contact us for a quote specific to your needs and advise for country it is required.

xxComplaints Procedure

  1. If you are dissatisfied about the service you have received please do not hesitate to contact Mr Tandy.
  2. Notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury: The Faculty Office, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW10 3JT. Telephone 020 7222 5381 Email: Faculty.office@1thesanctuary.com Website: www.facultyoffice.org.uk
  3. If we are unable to resolve the matter you may then complain to the Notaries Society of which Mr Tandy is a member, who have a Complaints Procedure which is approved by the Faculty Office. This procedure is free to use and is designed to provide a quick resolution to any dispute.
  4. In that case please write (but do not enclose any original documents) with full details of your complaint to:- The Secretary of The Notaries Society, Old Church Chambers, 23 Sandhill Road, St James, Northampton, NN5 5LH Email: secretary@thenotariessociety.org.ukTel: 01604 758908 If you have any difficulty in making a complaint in writing please do not hesitate to call the Notaries Society/the Faculty Office for assistance.
  5. Finally, even if you have your complaint considered under the Notaries Society Approved Complaints Procedure, you may at the end of that procedure, or after a period of eight weeks from the date you first notified Mr Tandy that you were dissatisfied, make your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, if you are not happy with the result: Legal Ombudsman, Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND. Tel: 0300 5550333 Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk Website: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk
  6. If you decide to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman you must refer your matter to the Legal Ombudsman within six months from the conclusion of the complaint process.


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