Trading Overseas? – We Can Help With Companies House Documents… From Louise, at AtkinsonNotary

Trading Overseas? – We Can Help With Companies House Documents…
From Louise, at AtkinsonNotary

Please note one of the very many services we offer is obtaining your company documents directly from Companies House and notarising them as genuine to send to a foreign jurisdiction.

Usually this is required to confirm that the company in question is of good standing and is, as at the date of notarisation, in existence. Depending on the country, once notarised the certificate may then be required to be sent for further legalisation i.e Apostille and/or foreign embassy stamps.

Please see my link here for earlier blogs explaining the legalisation process.

The usual process for us to proceed would be for you – our client – to confirm the full name of your company and if possible the company number – we can apply directly at Companies House and request that the certificate be either emailed or posted directly to us. The usual certificates we get asked to “notarise” are:

1. Certificate of Incorporation/Certificates of Incorporation on Change of Name
2. Certificates of Good Standing. These are full certificates signed by an Officer of Companies House. If WE order them, they will be posted directly to us and we can then certify them GENUINE.
3. Memorandum of Articles of Association
4. Annual Return
5. Preparing a Notarial Certificate confirming the Laws of England in relation to signing a Deed by a company according to Section 44 of the Companies Act.
6. Preparing a Notarial Certificate confirming the current Registered Directors and/or Company Secretary

Some companies during their life of trading incorporate company name changes and we can obtain as many Certificates of Incorporation of Change of Name as required to show the trail from past names to the present name.

So if you have a company which is expanding to trade internationally and need notarised company documents to submit to your intended foreign jurisdiction then we can help. If you receive instructions from overseas and are uncertain whether you fully understand what is required – we can help. Any company related documents that need notarising and/or legalising – we can help.

We have many years of experience in deciphering the requirements of foreign jurisdictions so do please get in touch if we can assist.

Just a reminder that our Notary Mr Christopher Atkinson has retired as a Solicitor and therefore does not have the usual problem of juggling busy solicitor’s a diary and also a Notarial practice to contend with. This means we can usually act without delay if matters are required to be dealt with urgently.

Remember, if you require our services or if you have any queries on any of the services that we offer then please so not hesitate to email us and

Or alternatively please telephone on 0113 8160116 or 07715608747. Please also feel free to visit our website