Access to our Services

Please note that during the period of the current national restrictions from 5 Novemnber as contained in The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (no.4) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) our main office in the heart of the City of London at Bankside House, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF will remain operational in a COVID-secure manner with a reduced but fully supported staff presence.

Subject to any restrictions contained in the Regulations we will continue be able to assist clients as and when required.

We have carried out a risk assessment to address the risks of Covid-19, those staff who can reasonably work from home are doing so and we have taken appropriate measures to control and minimise risk in our workplace.

Our office and switchboard is open from 8am – 6pm, we can be contacted during usual business hours on our main office number +44 (0) 20 7623 9477 or by email notary@cheeswrights.com. For urgent matters outside usual business hours please email dutynotary@cheeswrights.com.

We are determined to continue to assist our clients in these worrying times and, subject to government and health authority guidance, we are able to continue to provide notarial and related services while adapting some usual working practices and procedures.

Electronic Notarisation – we have provision in place for electronic signings and notarisations. This has already been successfully deployed by our firm in a number of situations and we will be very pleased to advise on the circumstances where this may be employed. For further details please contact any of notaries.

For the safety or our staff and other clients, we are not able to offer a face-to-face appointment in any circumstances if you have any of the symptoms as set out on the NHS Coronavirus website advice page https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ (e.g. a high temperature or a new, continuous cough).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Legalisation Office, the authority which issues apostilles under the Hague Convention in the UK, is continuing to operate through its offices in central London and Milton Keynes, we are therefore able to obtain apostilles, the process is currently taking 1/2 days to complete. The majority of foreign embassies and consulates in London who legalise documents are now open with varying levels of service, for further information about a particular country please do not hesitate to contact us.

5 November 2020