how we are regulated
Nathan Woodcock operates his practice as a Notary Public through Woodcock Notary Public Limited (Company Number: 12085976) trading as Woodcock Law & Notary Public. Registered Offices at Room 37.33, Level 37, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA.
A Notary Public qualified in England and Wales is an officer of the law appointed by the Court of Faculties. Notaries have a duty to prepare, to witness, and/or to certify under their seal of office, deeds and other documentation for use anywhere in the world.
The Notary profession is regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and not by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. We are, however, regulated by the Legal Ombudsman.
If you should have any concerns or complaints about our service, please feel free to call or email us and we will try to solve it quickly and efficiently.
THE NOTARIES SOCIETY
Nathan Woodcock is an Associate Member of the Common Law Association of Notaries (C.LA.N.).
If you are dissatisfied about the service you have received please do not hesitate to contact us.
If we are unable to resolve the matter you may then complain to the Notaries Society of which I am a member, who have a Complaints Procedure which is approved by the Faculty Office. This procedure is free to use and is designed to provide a quick resolution to any dispute.
In that case please write (but do not enclose any original documents) with full details of your complaint to :-
The Secretary of The Notaries Society
PO Box 7655
Tel: 01604 758908
If you have any difficulty in making a complaint in writing, please do not hesitate to call the Notaries Society/the Faculty Office for assistance.
The Legal Ombudsman
Finally, even if you have your complaint is considered under the Notaries Society Approved Complaints Procedure, you may at the end of that procedure, or after a period of 6 months from the date you first notified me that you were dissatisfied, make your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, if you are not happy with the result:
PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333
If you decide to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman you must refer your matter to the Legal Ombudsman:
- Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint and;
- Six years from the date of act/omission; or
- Three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint (only if the act or omission took place more than six years ago);
- The act or omission, or when you should have reasonably known there was cause for complaint, must have been after 5th October 2010.
The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury
My notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7222 5381
1, The Sanctuary
Common Law Association of Notaries
Nathan Woodcock is an Associate Member of the Common Law Association of Notaries (C.LA.N.), the international representative body for Common Law Notaries.