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Notary Services for Business
Charles Neal

Charles Neal
Partner | Head of Private Client & Notary Public

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Bell and Buxton Solicitors undertake Notary work for businesses in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Partner and Solicitor, Charles Neal is one of only a very small number of qualified Notaries in the UK who have an additional qualification and are appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to carry out this work.

Following Government advice the office will now be closed until further notice.  We will continue to work remotely from home and you can contact us by phone and email.  The main switchboard will be open and operating during normal office hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, we will pass your call on and ask the relevant person to contact you.  At this difficult time we wish all our clients well, if you need us we will endeavour to respond.

Charles has many years’ experience of helping clients who need official documents certifying for use overseas. This is because Notaries are recognised internationally, whereas Solicitors are not.

Our Notarial services for businesses include:

  • Authenticating acts of a Company, Partnership or other business entity in relation to a business abroad whether this be setting up a satellite office, company or partnership
  • Authenticating the existence of an English business entity and its status particularly in relation to insolvency and administration documentation
  • Certifying and authenticating the authority of Directors, Partners and Members of English business entities
  • Drawing up Powers of Attorney for companies and other business entities to authorise people and entities abroad to act on behalf of the English business entity
  • Witnessing the signing of an affidavit or statutory declaration by officers of a business
  • Witnessing or carrying out other operations relating to foreign bonds and debenture stock for a business
  • Authenticating and providing a secure record of a transaction, document or event
  • Legalisation of documents
What our clients say
  • "I saw the Notary Public. It was a very small and simple job and was executed efficiently."


  • "We used Belll & Buxton for the Notary, Charles Neal. He was very efficient and informative."


  • "Excellent service, nothing too much trouble."


  • "Very impressed that Charles Neal was able to deal with our notary requirements at such short notice."


  • "As always, a very good service in a complex matter."