Notary Public Services

The notarial profession is one of England and Wales' three oldest branches of law, with Dickinson Parker Hill offering Notary Public solicitor services in Ormskirk, Liverpool and Lancashire since the 1820s.

The Role Of A Notary Public

A Notary Public may authenticate a document for use in another country. The Notary can also help with getting a document legalised.

For example, if you’re buying a property in Spain, you may need to obtain a power of attorney so your Spanish lawyer can complete the transaction on your behalf.

A power of attorney for use overseas, must be notarised in the presence of a Notary, who can witness your signature and ensure that the requisite formalities are followed, allowing the legal process to proceed smoothly.

The need for a Notary to be involved will be determined by the laws of the location in which the document is intended to be used.

Michael Prendergast, our Notary Public here at Dickinson Parker Hill, is available for expert notarial services to both private individuals and company clients on a one-time or continuous basis, depending on your needs.

He would be delighted to talk with you about all of your notarial service requirements and advise you on the best approach to take.

Notary Public Liverpool

Mr. Michael Prendergast is a Notary Public who provides a variety of notarial services.

The majority of his time is spent in Ormskirk, although he provides legal expertise and support as a Notary Public across the UK, including Wigan, Skelmersdale, Formby, Burscough, Southport, Liverpool, and other locations in Lancashire and Merseyside.

Registered Public Bodies

Mr Prendergast has been appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and is regulated by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Faculty Office.

This means Mr Prendergast is able to assess your current situation and advise you on your suggested legal alternatives going forward, as all of his Notary Public services are fully regulated.

You can visit the website of Michael Prendergast, Notary Public by clicking here.

Initial Notary Process

The procedure for seeing our Notary Public at Dickinson Parker Hill will generally start with:

Clients scheduling an initial consultation with Michael Prendergast.

If at all possible, please send a copy of the document to be notarised ahead of time, so he may have time to look it over.

At the initial meeting, you must confirm and provide proof of your identity and residential address.

A recent utility bill (issued within the last three months) with your name and address should be presented, as well as a valid passport. Any paperwork and or documents from the court, attorneys, solicitors, lawyers or government bodies in the nation where the document is to be used, are required.

Notary Services Liverpool

The main services our Notary provides at Dickinson Parker Hill are:

  • Attesting documents for use overseas
  • Administering oaths, affirmations and affidavits
  • Taking declarations
  • Witnessing signatures
  • Certifying documents as true copies of originals
  • Providing Notarial certification and certificates
  • Notarising Powers of Attorney
  • Acting as a Commissioner for Oaths


The cost relating to a notary service really depends on what the Notary Public is required to do.

In most situations, Notary Public services from Michael Prendergast will be available at a set fee for the work that is required and any disbursements (apostille charges, for example) will be confirmed.

In more complicated circumstances, the charging rate may be calculated on the basis of Michael Prendergast’s hourly fee.

In these cases, an estimate can be made, but if any of the legal issues become more complex during your instructions, this might need to be revised. Specific information may be provided during your conversation.

Notaries Public Summary

Michael Prendergast, an experienced Notary Public with a history of clients in Ormskirk, Liverpool, and across Lancashire, has the capacity to counsel on any legal matter pertaining to notarial services.

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    Contact Us

    We realise that you may have questions about notarial services or how our Notary Public within the Liverpool community can help you with legal assistance.

    You’re welcome to call us at Dickinson Parker Hill by phone or send an email to Michael Prendergast, or another member of our legal team who will be able to advise on the required legal procedures and processes.

    On The High Street

    Appointments are normally at the offices of Dickinson Parker Hill Solicitors at 22 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2BZ, during office hours (9am to 5pm).

    Appointments that are required at your home or business premises, can be arranged, along with out of hours appointments as and when necessary.

    Useful Links

    The following websites go over the responsibilities of a Notary Public and the process for notarising a document in further detail:

    The Notaries Society

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office

    The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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