Historically, the notary public in Scotland has performed an important function in the legal life of the country. From the 13th Century, the notary developed distinct from the lawyers’ branch of the profession. The influence of the Civil or Roman Law on Scotland is clear in this separate development of the notary public in Scotland.
In many other jurisdictions the distinction remains today. In England, for example, the profession of notary remains separate from that of Solicitor and although many notaries in England are also Solicitors not all.
Following the Law Agents (Scotland) Amendment Act 1896 which provided that only enrolled Law Agents could become notaries and the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924 which extended notarial execution to solicitors (Law Agents) and others, the importance of notaries declined until recently, but changes in the law and increased international activity have breathed new life into the notary profession.
MyNotary member, Iain Wilson, provides Notarisation, Legalisation and Apostille services in and around Aberdeen.
“I provide a full range of notarial services for both individuals and companies,
For example; I witness documents, notarise Power of Attorney and can provide certified copies of ID, birth, marriage certificates and educational qualifications.
I can arrange legalisation and consular verification where appropriate.”
Click here for further information for the typical stages of a notarial transaction.