Witnessing power of attorney relating to an estate in Spain

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

I went out to see a lady who came from Berkshire. She was not currently mobile and was therefore convalescing with her daughter in a nearby village. This lady needed to get a power of attorney document witnessed in relation to her deceased husband’s estate. The estate was in Spain and the matter being dealt […]

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Confirming status of a company director for Germany

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

I saw a director of a company. She was accepting an appointment as managing director of a German company and needed to confirm her status. Unfortunately, however, a document was missing. This was referred to as a shareholder resolution, supposedly attached in the paperwork she brought in with her. Not only was it not attached, […]

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Authenticating power of attorney for loan agreement in India

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

My clients, both Indian citizens, needed to get a power of attorney authenticated in relation to a loan agreement they were signing. The loan agreement was for use in India. As usual, the Indian authorities required a lot of supporting evidence, to show that the clients are who they say they are. In this case, […]

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Witnessing power of attorney transferring ownership in Greece

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

The power of attorney I was asked to witness on this occasion was not in relation to property, as is often the case, but in relation to the transfer of ownership of a yacht moored in Greece. My clients had until now owned 50% of this yacht, having acquired it originally via a lease purchase […]

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Certifying company documents for Indian tax authorities

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

I went to see the finance director of a locally headquartered company who needed to get various documents certified in connection with their company reorganisation and appropriate corporate governance. On this occasion, the transaction related to their business in India. The documentation included two certificates of incorporation for two companies, changes of name, and certification […]

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Witnessing power of attorney for property sale in France

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

An English couple were selling property in France, and asked me to witness the power of attorney document relating to the transaction. The document was in French, having been produced by a lawyer in France, but I was able to translate it. Unusually, however, the document was much longer than normal. Usually a power of […]

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Authenticating pension entitlement in Brazil

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

A client who had worked for a large car manufacturer in Brazil, but was now based in the UK, wished to transfer his Brazilian pension entitlement to the UK. To achieve this, he needed to complete an online form, which he then brought in for me to authenticate. The transaction would have to be legalised […]

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Certifying an official document for the Jamaican authorities

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

The daughter of an elderly, infirm couple asked me to call round to their house, which was near my office in Aylesbury, and certify a document that had been requested by the Jamaican authorities. The elderly couple were originally from Jamaica and they needed to confirm their Jamaican National Insurance number in the UK for […]

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Witnessing consent to travel for South Africa (but not very far)

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

A South African doctor living in the UK was going to travel to South Africa, and his wife would also be going there, but on a separate flight. His wife would be travelling with their eleven-year-old son, and therefore a consent to travel permit would be necessary, as the son was travelling with one parent. […]

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Notarial advice on a Spanish power of attorney

  • By Sarah McLouglhin

A couple wanted a power of attorney document witnessed, relating to court proceedings in Spain. Unusually, it was very short and specific, consisting of just three pages in both Spanish and English. I was able to witness it, of course, but I was also asked what the power of attorney would enable in relation to […]

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