Covers practice and procedure for notaries in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and international jurisdictions Examines the functions and powers of notaries Covers the procedure for admission as a notary, the different classes of notary, and the training and appointment of notaries Looks at the Notaries Practice Rules 2009 and other regulations governing the notarial profession Discusses the formalities of a notarial act, explaining the essential elements Considers the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 to which notaries are subject Looks at the Court of Faculties, including the origins and exercise of its jurisdiction and its disciplinary powers Provides coverage of powers of attorney, affidavits, declarations and ship protests, bond and debenture operations and share issue ballots Outlines some of the leading features of the law relating to bills of exchange and other negotiable documents Includes discussion of common issues as the role of the notary in electronic contracts and the impartiality of the notary in ensuring certainty in contractual relationships Includes English language precedents on bills of exchange, ship protests, notarial certificates and affidavits and statutory declarations Provides French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German forms relating to power of attorney NEW FOR THIS EDITION Covers the new Rules made by the Master of the Faculties, including new Practice and Discipline Rules Considers recent ECJ decisions in relation to the status of EU notaries and the proposed amendment to EC Directive 2005/36 Looks at the impact of the final implementation of Companies Act 2006 and regulations made thereunder Discusses execution of documents by charitable bodies, including charitable incorporated organisations Covers developments post the Legal Services Act 2007
Origin and development of the office. Functions, powers, duties and qualifications of notaries. The Court Faculties. Classes, appointment and training of notaries. Formalities of a notarial act. Theevidentiary status of notarial acts. Bills of exchange, promissory notes and cheques. Powers of attorney. Affidavits, declarations and ship protests. Bond and debenture stock operations and share issue ballots. Execution and proof of documents for use outside the UK. Precedents. Appendices.