What is a Notary?
A Notary Public is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with foreign or international business.
Functions of a Notary
- Administer Oaths
- Attest Signatures
- Authenticate Documents
- Give Notarial Acts
- Take Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)
- Take Affirmations and Declarations
- Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons.
- Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public