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In the great majority of cases I can deal with the task at one meeting, perhaps then sending the documents off for “legalisation”, obtaining a certificate from the UK Foreign Office (and occasionally an Embassy) that I am duly authorized to certify the document.  I can advise about the time that is likely to take, but cannot be responsible for the actions of the UK, or any other government.

Money laundering
Money laundering involves concealing funds obtained through criminal activities by using them for ostensibly non-criminal activities, such as purchase of property or shares.
The regulations apply if A, acting as notary, becomes involved in the transaction, for example by acting for B in setting it up.  They do not apply if A is simply involved in certifying that B is who he says he is and has authority to enter into the transaction.
I do not get involved at anything other than this second stage, and am not insured to do so.


I have not had a claim since I was appointed more than 25 years ago, but in case I make a mistake for which I am responsible, I am insured for £1,000,000.