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Notary Services for Individuals
Charles Neal

Charles Neal
Partner | Head of Private Client & Notary Public

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Bell and Buxton Solicitors undertake Notary work for individuals 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 individuals include:

  • Certifying identity documentation for use abroad
  • Certifying and authenticating documentation for getting married abroad
  • Certifying and authenticating Powers of Attorney, witnessing Powers of Attorney
  • Authenticating and certifying documentation in relation to the purchase of property or the sale of property
  • Making Wills
  • Witnessing the signing of an affidavit or statutory declaration
  • Witnessing or carrying out other operations relating to foreign bonds and debenture stock
  • Authenticating and providing a secure record of a transaction, document or event
  • Legalisation of documents
What our clients say
  • "As always, a very good service in a complex matter."


  • "We needed Power of Attorney quickly and our needs were expedited with courteous efficiency."


  • "Excellent service, nothing too much trouble."


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


  • "Excellent service - beyond my expectations."