The MyNotary member for Brighton is Notary Public Petra Edwards.
“I provide a full range of notarial services for both individuals and companies, I can arrange legalisation and consular verification where appropriate.”
The most frequent documents needing to be notarised on behalf of companies and individuals are Powers of Attorney. A power of attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorising the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power), and the one authorised to act is the agent or done.
“Legalisation is the process whereby an Apostille certificate is affixed to UK issued documents by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office). The FCO will check the document has been issued by a UK public notary/official and verify whether the signature, stamp or seal is genuine.”
Click here for further information for the typical stages of a notarial transaction.
Notary services ‘out of hours’
Appointments will be available during normal office hours. It may be possible to make an appointment to see you out of hours or out of the office if it is necessary but this will cost more and take longer.
What ID is required?
Please bring your passport with you and proof of address (such as a utility bill dated within the last six months). This information will enable me to be satisfied of your identity and to attest that you have appeared before me and signed the document in front of me.
Other legal services
Petra Edwards, Associate Solicitor and Notary Public with Mayo Wynne Baxter, qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Petra has 18 year’s experience in all aspects of residential property and has dealt with everything from high value rural properties to small terraced first time buyer properties, her clients have ranged from experienced property developers to first time buyers.
She’s very familiar will sales purchases, mortgages, flats, houses and farms – numerous and various! Plus, she has also acted for offshore clients in more complicated property re-organisations.
Petra believes in being friendly, approachable and down to earth; “buying and selling a property can be a stressful experience and I like to do what I can to make it less so, even enjoyable!”
Estimates and Charges
Fees will be appropriate to the level of service offered and in accordance with the rules made by our regulators. For most matters, a set fee will be agreed in advance. For more complex matters, the fee will be assessed on the time involved and complexity of the transaction.
You will always be provided with an indication of the fees before any work is started on your behalf.
The basic fee is £75 plus VAT for half an hour’s work, if the transaction is longer, an hourly rate of £280 plus VAT will be charged.
Petra acts as a Commissioner for Oaths for which there is a £5 fee. For Certified Copy Documents for use in the UK, the cost is £10 per document.
You should also be aware that there may be fees payable to third parties, such as the Foreign Office or an Embassy. Details of these additional fees will be provided at the start.
How to pay
Bank Transfer / Cash/ Registered Corporate Clients by invoice
Documents in a foreign language?
If the document is not in English, the Notary can still certify it if she is satisfied that you fully understand the nature of the legally binding document about to be notarised. Some foreign language documents can be legalised; your MyNotary notary will be able to advise and can arrange translation if necessary.
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How to travel to Petra Edwards Notary Public Brighton:
Platform 9, 6th Floor Tower Point, 44 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YR
If you are travelling from the A27, exit the A27 on the roundabout signposted A23/ London Road. Turn left onto onto Viaduct Road/A23/A270, turn right onto Ditchling Road, and turn right onto Richmond Place. Turn left onto Pavilion Street and then turn left onto Prince’s Street.
There is no parking at the office but there are plenty of parking meters nearby either in Edward Street near the Law Courts or St James Street. There is also a Morrisons in St James Street which has parking (accessed off Edward Street), this is a bit cheaper than the meters. McMillan Williams Solicitors also now has an office in Church Street Hove so I can always see clients there by appointment if it is easier to get to.
If you are travelling by train , the office is a 10 minute walk from Brighton Train Station. When exiting the station head south toward Junction Road/A2010. Turn left onto Junction Rd/A2010 and then turn left onto Church Street. Continue onto Marlborough Place, turn left onto Edward Street and then turn right onto Prince’s Street. The office should be on the right.