Caboolture Law’s principal solicitor, Peter Smith, is a certified Notary Public. Therefore he is authorised to draw up and certify documents in Australia and overseas jurisdictions. Peter personally overseas all Notary documents that come through Caboolture Law.
What does a Notary Public actually do?
According to the National Directory of Public Notaries, A Notary Public:
- Attests documents and certifies their due execution for use in Australia and overseas countries
- Prepares and certifies powers of attorney, wills, deeds, contracts and other legal documents, for use in Australia and overseas
- Administers oaths for Australian and international documents
- Witnesses signatures to affidavits, statutory declarations, powers of attorney, contracts, and other documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries
- Verifies documents for use in Australia and overseas countries
- Certifies copy documents for use in Australia and overseas countries
- Exemplifies official documents for use internationally
- Notes and protests bills of exchange
- Prepares ships’ protests
A Public Notary must…
- Confirm the true identity of a signatory by careful examination of an identity document, such as a current Driver’s Licence or Passport;
- Determine that a signatory does not suffer any legal incapacity, such as a congenital disability, physical or mental illness, physical injury, advanced age, or apparent intellectual deficiency;
- Ensure that a signatory fully understands the nature and effect of the contents of a document to be signed and witnessed;
- Ascertain that a signatory acting in an official representative capacity e.g. a secretary or director of an ASIC registered Company , has the Company’s authority to sign on behalf of the Company; and
- Refuse notary services if a document constitutes a fraud or an unlawful act.
Want To Know More?
Contact Us today for more information on how we can help with your Notaries.