0207 034 4207
Consular Direct Ltd, 44 Baker Street, London W1U 7AL
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Consular Direct Ltd
at Streathers Solicitors
44 Baker Street

Consular Direct Ltd

Terms of Business

All notary services and legalisation services are provided by Consular Direct Ltd (a company incorporated in England and Wales with Company number 10006065) on the basis of these conditions unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Scope of our work

Unless we otherwise agree in writing we are only authenticating the fact that you have signed the document(s) i.e. your identity and capacity to sign. We are not advising you on the substance of the matter you have, whether that is, for example, the purchase of your property, the signing of a contract, the grant of a power of attorney or the terms under which you marry. For that, you must have independent legal advice, and that is not part of the service we provide in relation to notarising documents.

Prices and Payment

Our fees are calculated using our own scale, available to you on request to the extent relevant, which are dependent on the nature, number and language of the document or documents which are required to be notarised as well as whether any out of office attendance, legalisation/apostilling or other related services are requested.

Normally we will quote you a fixed price before any work is done. Sums that we pay on your behalf such as legalisation fees, postage, taxis and couriers, are charged in addition to our fees. Payment is to be made immediately. If we give credit this is 14 calendar days from invoice date and our prices increase by 20% to cover administration costs and cash flow implications.

Limitation of Liability – Please read this carefully
Save as provided under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 or as otherwise prohibited by law our liability for any loss or damage of any nature whatever whether direct or consequential however caused, including without limitation in respect of negligence or breach of our duty to our client is limited to the lesser of £10,000 or five times the fee charged in respect of any one or series of related claims

Any liability arising out of or related to the services provided to you shall be a liability of Consular Direct Ltd and not of a director, employee, consultant, the notary who carried out the service or shareholder of Consular Direct Ltd.  Accordingly, you agree that you will not bring any claim against a director, employee, consultant, the notary who carried out the service or shareholder.

Due Diligence by us

We are required to get details of identity from you by way of a valid passport or modern UK driving licence and details of address. Additional searches and enquiries will be necessary if you are signing documents on behalf of an organisation such as a company, partnership, trust or charity, i.e. if you are not signing purely as an individual. We may also need to do additional searches or seek additional proof of your capacity to sign in these instances. Alternatively, we may simply limit our notarisation to that which we can confirm, i.e. that you as a named individual signed the document in question.

Due Diligence by you

As notaries we can only notarise things of which we have sufficient proof. If you are signing a document as an individual we normally only need a passport and proof of address. If you are signing it on behalf of a company or other organisation we usually need proof that you have the capacity to sign it, via a board minute, board resolution or otherwise (depending on the type of organisation). Failing such proof our notarial certificate will be limited to stating that you came before us, and stated that you were so authorised, since we will not be able to confirm this ourselves.

Money Laundering Confidentiality and Data Protection

We owe a general duty of confidentiality to all our clients. We also have strict professional obligations, anti-money laundering and data protection, some of which can be over-riding.

Third Party Rights

No party other than you, the client, or ourselves will have any rights under these terms and conditions by virtue of any law or enactment. These terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Governing Law

The contractual relationship that arises when you instruct us shall be governed by the law of England and Wales. In the event of a dispute, the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction. 


My notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury:
The Faculty Office
1, The Sanctuary
London, SW1P 3JT

If you have complaints about my work please do not hesitate to contact me, and if the matter cannot be immediately resolved I will refer your complaint to the Notaries Society of which I am a member, who have a Complains Procedure which is approved by the Faculty Office. Alternatively, you can complain to the Notaries Society direct. Please write (but do not enclose any original documents) with full details of your complaint to:

Christopher Vaughan
Secretary of The Notaries Society
Old Church Chambers
23 Sandhill Road
St James
Northampton, NN5 5LH


Finally, even if you have your complaint considered under the Notaries Society Approved Complaints Procedure, you may at the end of that procedure or after a period of eight weeks from the date of making the complaint to me, make your complaint direct to the Legal Ombudsman (whose contact details are set out below) if the matter has not been resolved to your satisfaction.

Legal Ombudsman
Baskerville House, Centenary Square
Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2ND
Tel: 0300 555 0333


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