A Notary Should Always Be Vigilant

I am the current President of the New Zealand Society of Notaries and was appointed a Notary Public in 1989.  During the past 5 years or so I have noticed the incidence of fraud on the increase, both as a solicitor in New Zealand but also as a Notary Public. ...

Notaries Public in New Zealand

Every now and then most lawyers come across the need to use the services of a Notary Public, perhaps even more frequently in recent years with globalisation, and a greater need to detect fraudulent behaviour.  This article will, after briefly describing the role of the New Zealand Notary, focus on two core aspects of the work of a Notary perhaps most often used, being the witnessing of signatures and identification issues and the authentication of documents, with a final word about international succession law.