What is a Notary?

Notaries are qualified lawyers appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury to draft, review and authenticate legal documents, signatures and transactions for use outside of the United Kingdom. Both individuals and companies are able to access these services. There are only 900 or so Notaries currently practising in England and Wales, and Andrew Hurrell is the only Notary solicitor in the Southend and Thorpe Bay area.

Why do I need a Notary?

Most commercial firms or private clients come to us already knowing that they require the services of a Notary. But if you’re unsure, you may require a Notary in the following situations:

Speak to a Notary today

We are authorised to provide a number of other Notary services that you may require. Contact us today to find out more.


Still unsure?

Our range of brochures provide more information about the service you are interested in.


Want to talk?

If you would like to talk to us about the service you require, please contact our office on the number below.

Call us: 01702 582030

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales.

Solicitors for the Elderly is an independent organisation of legal professionals who specialise in providing legal advice to elderly and vulnerable clients.

The Notaries Society represents the 900 or so Notaries Public currently practising in England and Wales.

STEP is a worldwide professional association that promotes integrity, best practice and training and development amongst its members.


We are open Wills - Probate - Lasting Powers of Attorney

You can instruct us by visiting our Thorpe Bay office.

Alternatively, you can contact us via video conferencing or by telephone.