Services for Notaries

  • Accredited and Qualifying Continuous Professional Education,
  • RedSeal: Online record keeping system.
  • Practical back-office efficiency advice
  • Coaching and mentoring, strategies for growth
CPE Courses

Digestible CPE courses for your practice

Notaries are required to undertake six hours of study each year with 1 CPE point awarded for each hour of study.  Three of the six hours must be ‘accredited’ the professional regulator – The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Our distance learning programmes can be ordered, paid for and instantly downloaded online.

Our small-group seminars facilitate group conversation – learn and benefit from the experiences of other notaries

Reserve seminar places online or access the tradition order form here.

Expertise

Delivering CPE content

We have been delivering accredited programmes since compulsory CPE was first introduced. Many notaries have commented that our seminar are the best they have ever attended.

Law Consultancy Services offers 3 main course types:

  • Seminar: These are in-person, face-to-face events.
  • Distance Learning: Detailed learning notes are provided.
  • Zoom Remote Learning: all the benefits of face-to-face without the travel.

There are under 800 notaries public operating in England and Wales, most are independent, working on their own, often without business support. Having someone knowledgeable to turn to from time-to-time can be very reassuring.  Perhaps a coach.

A coach is someone who provides guidance on day-to-day difficulties.  Coaching is often short-term, delivered within 10 - or 15-minute conversations.  When difficulties arise and answers are sought, the coach will ask (the right) questions, giving the coachee time to reflect.

Ambitious notaries can benefit from the services of a management consultant.  Management consultants focus on people (clients and influencers) and the less quantifiable parts of the business (for example, vision, strategic objectives, forward planning, expansion, and growth).

We, at LCS, have just the expertise and experience you need.

Our services start with a no-cost exploratory telephone or Zoom conversation.  This is followed with a chargeable, no-obligation-to-proceed,  initial face-to-face meeting to establish how we can help and what outcomes are desired.  

Contact Lisa directly  – by contact form, email to lisa@lawconsultancyservices.co.uk or on 07801 947 298 to enquire further.

Seminar at Middle Temple Hall, Preceeding Tour of Royal Courts of Justice (2022)

Program for 2022/23

As we near the end of the CPE year, we want to draw our attention to our:

FLAGSHIP EVENT: Legalisation Special

Everything you need to know about getting documents legalised – E-Legalisation, Electronic Signatures – the theory, practice and the pitfalls. 

The Learning Objectives for this seminar are for notaries to be aware of  new regulations and methods of working; including how to use the new, online electronic legalisation of documents system.

Every year we present a seminar either in an unusual venue or we arrange an afternoon visit to spaces normally not accessible to the general public. This year we are visiting the sumptuous London HQ of the FCDO Office where, if the Foreign Secretary is out for the day, we can step inside his office – the largest of government ministers’ rooms – and gaze at the front door of Number 10!

We have been fortunate enough to persuade the Digital and Change Manager at the FCDO to present a ‘live’,  online-via-Zoom demonstration with a question-and-answer session.  Our FCDO presenter, Danial, will share his screen with us physically walk through the process of just how the e-apostille system will operate.

More information to come very soon – contact us if you need to know more right now.

Use the order form below if you prefer to not order online.

Overview of forthcoming Accredited Continuous Professional Education programs Page updated 1st July 2023
Date & Time Delivery Title & Venue Overview
10/8/23 10 – 11.30 am Zoom “Notaries Now: Keeping up to Date” 1½ accredited hours Cost £75
6/9/23 10 – 11.30 am Zoom “Notaries Now: Mash Up” 1½ accredited hours Cost £75
11/9/23 10 – 11.30 am Zoom “Notaries Now: Keeping up to Date” 1½ accredited hours Cost £75
18/9/23 9.45 am–3.30 pm Seminar “Legalisation Special” Civil Service Club SW1 The FCDO Whitehall. 1½ accredited hours Cost £235
26/9/23 10 – 11.30 am Zoom “All  you need to know about Legislation”. 1½ accredited hours Cost £75
4/10/23 10 am –1.15 pm Seminar Central London “Notaries Now: Keeping up to Date and “All you need to know about Legislation”. 3 accredited hours Cost £160
DISTANCE LEARNING – SELF STUDY- download -the notes and complete the questionnaire at your own pace.
“Notaries Now: Keeping up to Date” 1½ accredited hours Cost £55
“All  you need to know about Legislation” 1½ accredited hours Cost £65
Anti-Money Laundering for Notaries 1 accredited hour Cost £50
Non-Accredited Self Study 2-3 non-accredited hours Cost £25

THE BUSINESS OF BEING A NOTARY: As an introduction, or taster, to our consultancy and mentoring services, a Zoom session is offered. Attendees are invited choose topics of personal interest from a list or business related topics – Download the information sheet here. BOOK NOW Wednesday 6th September 2023 | 1-hour sessions to start at 11.30 am. | Cost £145. Other dates available, please enquire.
Choose your learning style

If you are you struggling with conflicts of interest, trying to balance your time, or consider that notarial work should be better integrated with solicitor’s work – you will find this CPE Zoom programme useful.

The best of both Notarial CPE worlds | No need to leave the building | Interactive small group conversations with the opportunity to ask questions |  Order and pay online and immediately download the comprehensive course notes

Self-study distance learning is designed for notaries that wish to study at their own pace. Programmes can be ordered, paid for and downloaded in one simple online transaction. Hassle free and convenient to you!

Our small-group seminars provide plenty of interaction and discussion. Many notaries return year-on-year to the useful and enjoyable face-to-face seminars.  Detailed notes are provided to act as an ongoing aide-memoire.

MyNotary

Gain more for your notarial practice

THEN: The MyNotary Network was established in 2014 to help the public find Notaries across England and Wales willing and able to conduct, the then compulsory, ‘English Test. This Test – proof of language skills – was required to obtain British Citizenship. We provided Notaries with a template Test and guidance as to how to administer it. At the time, not many notaries had websites, so we set up an online directory listing those notaries willing and able to conduct the Yest. Notaries had the monopoly for the Test for only  one year… so we added additional benefits…

NOW: …so we added additional benefits including  individual member websites. As the MyNotary directory website is to be updated, we are actively seeking new members.

For smaller, low turnover  firms, we offer a great, taking-instructions-online—system: this includes a Master Protocol Register and document management system. For more active notaries, we provide consultancy (HR recruitment, training (efficiency values, culture) and retention) as well as strategies for growth.

We still assist notaries to be found and chosen by potential clients, in many more ways…

Members receive discounts on all  our CPE programs and special events

Covering aspects of Accredited Continuous Professional Education, Attracting and retaining clients, RedSeal online client protocol system, Practical advice covering back-office efficiency, Coaching and mentoring, strategy planning and online management.

  • Accredited and Qualifying Continuous Professional Education,
  • RedSeal: Online record keeping system.
  • Practical back-office efficiency advice
  • Coaching and mentoring, strategies for growth

Associate

Grow your exposure
£ 30 Monthly*
  • Marked by a blue flag on the homepage map.
  • Members have 3-page, profile with links, and space to promote other legal services you may provide.
  • Receive regular content of which counts as your 3 hours of non-accredited CPE study.

Premium Plus

Improve your business
£ 70 Monthly*
  • ALL FROM ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP +
  • Fully optimised-for-Google website, and a Google Business account (if one is not already in place).
  • Regular discounts to notarial events and CPE courses.
  • NO RedSeal installation fee
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