Notarial Services

Notaries traditionally recorded matters of judicial importance as well as private transactions or events where an officially authenticated record or a document drawn up with professional skill or knowledge was required.

In Australia, a Public Notary is a legal practitioner of many years standing appointed by the Supreme Court of the relevant state or territory. Generally, a Public Notary will be experienced in the drafting and execution of legal documents and have a sound working knowledge of Australian law and commercial practice.

A Public Notary undertakes many functions including:

  • The preparation of international contracts, deeds, wills and powers of attorney
  • Taking Declarations and Affidavits
  • Noting and protesting of bills of exchange
  • The preparation of ships' protests
  • Witnessing and certification of documents for the purposes of recognition by foreign countries and their Embassies or Consulates
  • Certification of original documents
  • Verification of a person's identity
  • Verification of acts by Corporations
  • Obtaining an Authentication or Apostille from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Robert Hugh is a registered Public Notary.  Notarial services are provided for clients of the firm upon request.

Assistance in relation to notarial services is available by appointment only and is subject to a fee.