Notarial Services

Welcome to Tollgate Notaries

Tollgate Notaries is a notarial practice providing a comprehensive and high quality service.

The notarial team is comprised of two notary publics, Peter Dempster and Dawn Searles.

Peter Dempster and Dawn Searles are practicing solicitors with Dempster Binning LLP. Working together, our notaries have between them many years of experience serving clients ranging from individuals to multi-nationals and private and public companies to public sector organisations.

This means that the service is delivered with professionalism, understanding and efficiency.

What we do

The type of work we do as notaries includes:

  • Attesting/authenticating powers of attorney for use in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Certifying/authenticating documents for use by companies trading or setting up in foreign jurisdictions throughout the world.
  • Certifying documents relating to UK registered companies which are to be used/produced in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Applying for legalisation of documents at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) (also referred to as obtaining an “apostille”) and for further legalisation when necessary from the relevant embassy/consulate of the country involved. Includes forwarding documents to foreign destinations where required.
  • Administering oaths, affidavits and declarations for foreign jurisdictions.
  • Administering acknowledgements for documents for use in the United States of America.
  • Certifying copies of academic qualifications, passports and other similar documents for production in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Sponsorship documentation.
  • Declarations confirming a person’s freedom to marry for use when marrying abroad.


All work is undertaken and engagement accepted in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in these web pages and the relevant cost estimates or quotations which will be provided on confirming instructions.

Contact us

For more information or to book an appointment please contact us on:

T: 02380 621790