NORFOLK NOTARY
Notary Public and commercial law services in Norfolk
I am regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, which issues practising certificates to all notaries public in England and Wales and I carry professional indemnity insurance. Their web site has a list of all practising notaries.
My name is Julian Gibbons and I practised as a solicitor and partner in the firm of Norton Peskett in Great Yarmouth from 1993 to 2014. After graduating with a BSc 2.1 honours degree in physics I qualified as a Solicitor in 1981, having obtained second class honours in the Law Society Part 2 exams with a distinction in Commercial Law. I qualified as a Notary Public in 2009 having been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Notarial Practice from the University of Cambridge.

I have a good working knowledge of French, in which I can draft notarial documents and can undertake French to English translations. I also speak some Italian and German. I have been a member of the Council of the Notaries Society since 2012. I have presented education workshops on family issues and company documents at the Society's Annual Conferences in Harrogate and London.

I retired as a partner of the firm in June 2014 but remain as a consultant. In November 2016 I was awarded an MA in Classical Studies by the Open University. I am shortly starting on a Postgraduate diploma in translating (French to English).

When not working I enjoy flying a 60+ year old de Havilland Chipmunk from a local grass strip.

I am also write a regular legal article for the local East Anglian magazine Places and Faces.
JRG
Some Useful Links

The Notaries Society - society to which most English and Welsh notaries belong. It also hosts a list of practising notaries in England who are members of the Society

Foreign and Commonwealth Office - legalisation page, for information on the legalisation process

Wikipedia - page on the history of Notaries, particularly civil law notaries

Bycrofts Residential and Commercial - a Great Yarmouth based family firm of Estate Agents and Surveyors. Unlike many estate agent chains, this firm will not try and sell you financial products you don't want and send you to a solicitor 100 miles away! Great people to deal with and conduct their business the way all professional firms used to but sadly no longer do.

Places & Faces - colourful and informative local magazine, covering   Norfolk and Suffolk (and for which I just happen to write!)

Cheesewrights - a firm of London scrivener notaries. Their page on legalisation has a very good list of the legalisation requirements of each country and the likely cost