Preparing Isle of Man legal documents for use all over the world
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About our Notarial services
Kinley Legal is able to provide a range of notarial certification and other services in the Isle of Man.
The primary role of the Notary Public is to certify documents for use outside the Isle of Man, in order to verify or prove their authenticity for the purposes of foreign courts, registries, public authorities or other notaries. We certify documents for use in all jurisdictions.
In addition to our notarial services, we are able to provide the services of a Commissioner for Oaths, for instance, for the completion of certain legal formalities for documents for use in the Isle of Man courts, such as the witnessing of oaths to affidavits and statutory declarations in terms of the Evidence Act 1871.
Our notarial and certification practice includes:
- officially witnessing the execution by parties in the Isle of Man of important foreign legal documents transferring property rights such as registration of trademarks and patents, bills of sale, assignments and cessions, mortgages and conveyances;
- verifying and certifying the identity of the Isle of Man parties to international transactions;
- administering oaths and statutory declarations (including oaths to affidavits providing evidence for foreign court proceedings);
- preparing and witnessing notarised powers of attorney and other specialised legal documentation, often in bilingual form;
- officially certifying translations between English and any other language;
- noting or protesting foreign negotiable instruments such as cheques, bills of exchange and promissory notes;
- producing notarial acts in public form, where required for the purposes of civil law jurisdictions; and
- working with foreign notaries, property and probate lawyers, accountants and tax advisers in relation to the winding up of foreign estates.
Only a person licensed as a Notary Public under the Advocates Act 1995 or admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths under the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1962 (as applicable) may provide these services in the Isle of Man.