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Welcome to Law Consultancy Services Support Services for Notaries Public Experts in the Business Management of SME Law Firms
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Distance Learning

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 1ST MARCH 2024

Our 4 distance learning programs are accredited  by the Faculty Office for continuing professional education points (CPE). To obtain the points, you need to provide evidence that you have studied the course materials.  This is usually done by the provider  – us at Law Consultancy Services – setting a questionnaire.

Course materials can be printed out and sent to you in the post however, we now find that most notaries prefer to instantly download the notes online.  This is quick and straight forward to do – simply select the Topic on the right-hand side of this page and ADD TO CART.  If you prefer to receive printed notes – these can be sent to you by Royal Mail – click here to order.

DON’T LIKE QUESTIONNAIRES? – no problem.

If you prefer to work at your own pace in your own time, but don’t like having to submit written answers, our ‘hybrid’ option is for you.  We still send you the detailed study notes, but instead of including a questionnaire, we  arrange for you to attend a short Zoom meeting. The benefit of this approach is that you can discuss any elements of the course materials that you may want to know more about. The meeting would take approximately 15 minutes.

Accredited for 1½ CPE hours | £80 with questionnaire | £95 with Zoom meeting

We review and examine the following:

  • Home Office’s National Document Fraud Unit  guidance on examining identity documents
  • Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023:
  • Register of Overseas Entities: the story so far and where we are now

Accredited for 1½ CPE hours | £80 with questionnaire | £95 with Zoom meeting

The learning objectives of this program is for notaries to be aware of  new regulations and methods of working.  We tell you what’s new and what to look out for on the notarial horizon (new accounting rules? Entity regulation? Update disciplinary regulations?).  We talk about taking Instructions, what to expect from a notarial inspection and how to be prepared for one and compliant and efficient record keeping. And – as it is everywhere you look these days – we include artificial intelligence for notaries ( a topic of particular interest to the author). See more here.

Accredited for 2 CPE hours | £80 with questionnaire | £95 with Zoom meeting

  • Electronic legalisation: everything you need to know – the theory, the practise, and the pitfalls.
  • Different types of electronic signatures, how to acquire one and how to use it.

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Strategies to detect money laundering and fraud, specifically for notaries.

Accredited for 1½ CPE hours | £80 with questionnaire | £95 with Zoom meeting

Notaries are reminded that the notarial professional remains attractive to criminals: we discuss why this is.   And it’s not just to facilitate money laundering.

We consider what is money.  We review a comprehensive list of  ‘red flags’ specific to notarial work and to notarial clients. We provide some practical solutions as to how to spot attempts to draw the notary into facilitating the layering, placement, and the Integration  or extraction stages of money laundering. .

We review and report on updates to  existing rules and guidance aimed at the notarial profession.  We touch on the potential for fraud with remote notarisation.

This program provides the compulsory one-hour accredited  CPE hour you need to renew your practising certificate.

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