Christine Chater Notary Public Services in Oxford, Abingdon and Surrounding areas

Christine Ann Chater

Notary Public

The Notaries Society

Offices in Oxford and at:

Hadleigh House
Hinksey Hill

Tel: 01865 326914

Let me introduce myself

  • I qualified as a Solicitor in 1977 and as a Notary Public in 1994. I now work as a Notary Public.
  • I practice at the above address and also see clients by appointment in central Oxford.
  • I cover the Oxford, Abingdon and surrounding areas and if required I can travel to clients offices.

What will you need to bring to our meeting?

  • You must bring evidence of identity (e.g. a current valid passport) and proof of your current address (e.g. a council tax or utility bill)
  • You must be able to satisfy me that you understand the document which is to be Notarised.

What is a Notary?

  • A Notary is a qualified lawyer-a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. After training and examination they are formally appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • A Notary Public authenticates documents under signature and official seal so as to make them acceptable to the Judicial and other public authorities in the country in which they are to be used.
  • For more information click on the logo above to link to the Notaries Society web site.

What does is cost?

  • My fee is based around the time required to carry out your work, and my hourly rate is £190 with a minimum set fee of £85. I will give a cost quotation in advance.
  • In addition there may be fees to pay to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if legalisation is necessary.
  • If I need to travel I will charge travelling expenses but I will agree the costs in advance with you.

What does a Notary do?

The most common tasks are:

After agreeing instructions typical key stages are:

  • Authenticating a Power of Attorney for use overseas
  • Dealing with the documents for purchase, sale or management of land and property abroad
  • Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or work abroad
  • Authenticating company and business documents and transactions
  • Checking the identity, capacity and authority of the person signing the document
  • If a document is to be certified, checking with the issuing authority that it is genuine
  • Meeting with the signatory to go through the document and ensure it is executed correctly
  • Drafting and affixing a notarial certificate
  • Arranging for legalisation if appropriate
  • Arranging for the storage of a copy of the document

General and regulatory

  • My fees are not subject to VAT.
  • Payment can be made by cash,cheque or bank transfer.I do not accept cards.
  • I am regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • I carry professional indemnity insurance with a level of cover of £1m.
  • Prior to commencing work for you I will provide a quotation for the work including disbursements together with a copy of my terms and conditions, my data protection policy and complaints procedure. These can also be viewed on

Christine Chater Notary Public Services in Oxford, Abingdon and Surrounding areas