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Andrada C. Gacichevici Notary Public

We are a notarial practice in the heart of the City of Birmingham. As a firm, we pride ourselves on our reputation for speed and efficiency in all areas of notarial practice. We assist both commercial clients and private individuals, and our notary is happy to attend clients' offices anywhere in West Midlands, London and Manchester.

We are able to provide reliable, notarially certified translations and notarial documents in Romanian, Spanish, Italian and French dealt with in-house, and assist further with obtaining FCDO Apostille and Consulate Legalisation.

What is a Notary Public?

Notaries are qualified lawyers belonging to the oldest legal profession in England, appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and governed by the rules of the Court of Faculties.

A Notary Public is professionally qualified to authenticate and certify the execution of documents intended for use outside the UK. Notarial acts are relied upon by courts, registrars and trading partners all over the world.

A notary provides a guarantee of certain matters that are set out in the notarial act, but there is more to it than that. There is a guarantee that the act is lawful and not the result of fraud or violence. There is also a guarantee that the act is not part of a money laundering scheme or being used to fund terrorism. The identity of the person appearing before the notary is guaranteed, as is that person's mental and statutory capacity, understanding of the document, and willingness to be bound.

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Notarising documents for individuals and businesses, including powers of attorney, affidavits and Companies House documents.



When required, obtaining apostille and further consulate legalisation for your documents.



Issuing documents directly in foreign languages (French, Romanian, Italian, or Spanish) or arranging translation of existing material, as well as notarising the accuracy of translation by others.

Notarial Services & News

French Power of Attorney (Procuration)
French Power of Attorney (Procuration)

Power of attorney is also known as 'procuration' in France. A procuration is a legal document that provides a third party (known as an agent) with the power and authority to make decisions on behalf of an individual. These decisions can be related to any financial issues or personal affairs that the individual has.

Italian Power of Attorney (Procura)
Italian Power of Attorney (Procura)

Persons who choose to grant the power of attorney to another person in Italy can perform this action in front of a public notary, which is a compulsory step in order for the document to become legally recognized in Italy. The power of attorney can be granted to an Italian lawyer or to any other trustworthy person.

Romanian Power of Attorney (Procurǎ/Declarație)
Romanian Power of Attorney (Procurǎ/Declarație)

Procura este actul notarial prin care o persoană (mandantul) împuternicește o altă persoană (mandatarul) să îndeplinească în numele său anumite formalități sau să o reprezinte în cadrul anumitor proceduri legale/ judiciare, respectiv să încheie unul sau mai multe acte juridice în numele său.

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We specialise in Notarial Services, Apostille, Consular Legalisation and Certified Translations.

Frequently asked questions

We're here to address your most common queries.

Yes, if you need to see a notary. To make an appointment, telephone or e-mail our office to fix a suitable time for you to attend at our offices or for the notary to attend at your offices, as you prefer.

Appointments may be made for meetings at our offices or elsewhere and we are pleased to attend at the offices of our clients or those of third parties if this is more convenient. It should be noted, however, that if the notary comes to your offices to witness the documents being signed, it is invariably necessary for us to take them back to our offices to complete the certification and recordation before returning them to our clients or forwarding them and any copies as per the clients request.

If you are signing a document and we do not have details of you and your signature in our records, we will need to see proof of your personal identity. If you are signing a document on behalf of a company or organisation, we will also need to see evidence of both your capacity to sign on behalf of the company or organisation (such as a power of attorney, board resolution or signature book) and of the organisations existence, unless we already hold this evidence in our files.

Following the implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, we are obliged to keep sufficient evidence on our files of the identity and the address of all our clients before we undertake any work. From private individual clients of all nationalities, we therefore require three pieces of identification: two personal identification document i.e. passport, driving licence, national ID, and one proof of residence at the time of the appointment for each person whose signature we are certifying and for the person who is acting as our client for billing purposes. When we are acting for a corporate client, we need evidence of the due incorporation of the company or entity. Please note that in addition to the evidence of the due incorporation of the company, each individual signatory will need to produce one personal identification document.

Our practice is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioners Office under no. ZB568086 and complies with the principles set out in the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) (“GDPR”). Please see our Privacy Notice for further information. In all cases, we will need to take copies of the documents for our files. We are of course bound by standard confidentiality rules and these copies will not be made available to anyone else. However, we are obliged by our professional rules to keep them.


The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury
The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury
1 The Sanctuary
Telephone: 020 7222 5381
Email: faculty.office@1thesanctuary.com
Website: www.facultyoffice.org.uk