A Notary Public is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney and foreign and international business/property. A Notary’s main function is to administer and witness legal documents such as oaths and statutory declarations and to take affidavits and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents. They may also take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, and to certify duplicates of documents as true copies of the Originals and to verify signatures. A Notary Public may be required if you purchase properties abroad. Foreign and Commonwealth countries will not accept documentation being witnessed by a local solicitor. They require the documents to be witnessed in the presence of a Notary Public. Philip McCall who is based in our Ballyclare office, was appointed a Notary Public in 2008. As there are relatively few Notaries Public in Northern Ireland, J.W. McNinch & Son are proud to be able to offer this service.
If clients are unavailable to attend the offices, home visits/appointments out of hours can be arranged.
Contact Philip McCall to arrange an appointment with him: