Notary Services

Notary Public London

To confirm the authenticity of any document is crucial. When involved in personal or business transactions you need to be sure all documents fully comply with any regulations that are in place and fit the requirements of any relevant jurisdiction.

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Elspeth Neilson is a qualified notary public able to act for individuals and companies in the authentication, execution and legalisation of documents for use abroad.

Documents include:

  • Wills
  • Grants of representation
  • Powers of attorney
  • Company documents
  • Contracts
  • Property documents
  • Birth, marriage and death certificates
  • Degree/ educational certificates
  • Declarations
  • Parental consent forms
  • Share transfer forms
  • Adoption documents
  • Immigration documents

What is a notary public?

Notaries are lawyers appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who are able to prepare documents, and witness, authenticate and certify documents for use abroad.  Elspeth is able to act for individuals and companies, and can also assist with the legalisation of documents.

Notaries are regulated by the Master of Faculties. You can view the Code of Conduct applicable to notaries here

Our terms of business, privacy notice, data protection policy and complaints procedure can be viewed here

Elspeth is happy to meet clients at our offices in Camden and Hampstead, at her club in Mayfair and Fitzrovia, or across London.

Notary public fees

Notary fees start at £150+VAT to £250+VAT plus disbursements, depending on precise requirements.

Where can I get a notary near me?

Elspeth is a partner in our Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Department. The department is led by Jan Atkinson, Osbornes Law’s senior partner.
Jan and the department are ranked as leading London lawyers by The Legal 500, Chambers UK and Spears HNW guide. The team is singled out for their expertise in contentious matters including estate disputes, contentious probate and contesting a will.

Jan’s team also assist many clients on a daily basis with key life planning matters including will writing, lasting powers of attorney, disputed probate and administering large estates.

For an initial discussion with Elspeth or Jan call us or complete our online enquiry form.

  • "Thank you, all of you, for everything you have done on my behalf, I could not have asked for more friendly and sympathetic solicitors."


  • "Elspeth Neilson and Katie de Swarte are very competent private client lawyers, with good instincts for the merits of the case and a good manner with sometimes difficult clients."

    Legal 500 2023

  • "I’ve worked with Elspeth Neilson and Katie de Swarte on various pieces of private client litigation – two in the Court of Protection and one probate dispute. I’ve found them, and the firm, very efficient and capable and dealing successfully with some
    difficult clients."

    Legal 500 2023

  • "Elsepth Neilson - very competent private client lawyer, with good instincts for the merits of the case and a good manner with sometimes difficult clients."

    Legal 500 2023

  • A very heartfelt ‘thank you’ to you and the whole team there. I am very happy with everything that has been achieved by you. I will certainly contact you in the future and recommend yourself and Osbornes to others whenever the need arises.

    Client review

  • "I have come to trust your expertise, professionalism and honesty, I do appreciate that you have gone the extra mile. In particular you have shown a huge amount of common sense and a measured approach, coupled with doggedness and determination, all of which I believe have been vital factors in reaching the point we have reached."

    Client review

  • "I would also like to express my sincere thanks to you for a job well done over the last five years in working towards a successful outcome for myself and my family... It has been frustratingly slow at times, and there were many barriers and obstacles put in the way, but the final outcome is a credit to your intelligent and diligent work."

    Client review

  • Elspeth explained everything very clearly and made us feel comfortable.

  • I am truly amazed by and exceedingly happy with the rapid progress being made by you and your team in handling matters on my behalf.

  • "Elspeth Neilson is very reliable and practical."

    The Legal 500

  • Elspeth explained everything very clearly and made us feel comfortable.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • I would like to thank Elspeth Neilson for her kindness and professionalism in dealing with all our legal requirements during this difficult period. It has been a pleasure working with her.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Elspeth's assistance and services are much appreciated. Her instructions are clear and she managed the process well despite the many external delays beyond her control.

    Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates Client

  • Elspeth was unfailingly kind, responsive and very patient. At times she was like a counsellor. She is a star.

    Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates Client

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