Notary Public Leeds

An English Notary Public is an officer of the law appointed by the Court of Faculties (after passing professional examinations) whose public office and duty it is to prepare, to witness, and/or to certify under his seal of office, deeds and other documentation for use anywhere in the world.

Please note our office is based in Leeds. Although, if you are not in Leeds then don’t worry - please do still get in touch. We are very often able to assist with your notarial requirements remotely, or put you in touch with someone local to you.

The Work I do

  • Attest to the execution and signature of documents
  • Authenticate the execution of documents
  • Authenticate the contents of documents; administer oaths and declarations
  • Draw up and extend protests of happenings to ships, crews and cargo
  • Present bills of exchange for acceptance and payment; attend upon the drawing of bonds
  • Draw mercantile documents, deeds, agreements, wills for use in Britain, the Commonwealth and foreign countries
  • Verify the making of translations from foreign languages into English and vice versa
  • Take evidence in England and Wales as a commissioner for Foreign Courts
  • Witness and Authenticate Wills made in England for use in Foreign Countries


  • Just to let you know the sale of my apartment in Spain has gone through.
    Many thanks for all your help.
  • I would definitely recommend Atkinson Notary. They reassured me and explained the process in clear and simple terms. Very efficient, professional yet friendly service at a fair price. Thank you so much for making a potentially stressful process run so smoothly.
  • Dear Louise
    Thank you for the updates on both the POA and the FedEx tracking details. Once again thank you for the rapid and excellent service from both yourself and Mr Atkinson.
    Kind regards
    Ian Mellor
  • Dear Louise
    Thank you so very much for the great work and assistance.
    All the best
  • Dear Louise Morley,
    This is to acknowledge receipt of the documents sent and thanks for a great service.
    A K Oppong
  • Dear Louise,
    Just wanted to let you know that the document arrived safely this morning.
    Thank you both very much for the excellent service you have provided for me.
    With kindest regards,
  • Thanks very much. Louise. A very swift, hassle-free, professional and reassuring service. I will certainly recommend yourself and Chris to anyone I know requiring notary services in the future.
    Regards, Tim.
  • Dear Louise
    Thank you very much I received the document and thank you so much for your patience.
    And I hope to thank you personally.
    Best Regards
  • Dear Louise
    'Thanks once again for your time today, and service. I�ll be sure to recommend you to friends and family.
    Warm regards
  • Excellent, prompt yet friendly service.
    Great care and attention was given to the 'after sales' service.
    I would highly recommend AtkinsonNotary Limited.
    Kind regards
  • Louise and Chris.
    Thank you for your prompt service today I really appreciate the work you've done for me.
    Kind Regards
  • Hi Louise
    Thank you so much.
    Best client service ever
    Erika Ferreira
  • Thank you Louise.
    I am so happy to have the document Notarised, "The Power of Attorney". Thanks for the cup of tea.
    Thanks to the AtkinsonNotary Limited.
    Doreen G Koroma
  • Thank you Louise, that is brilliant.
    I shall be pleased to recommend your offices as extremely professional and efficient. With thanks to Mr. Atkinson for explaining everything clearly.
    With best wishes to you both.
    Maureen Varley.
  • Last year at this time you 'did' us a Consent of Travel document so that we could take our grandchildren on holiday. We will be taking them again this year and so will need the same sort of document again. (incidentally the Cruise line said that yours was the best documentation they had ever had and it made their job so much easier)
    Janet Richardson.
  • Thank you Louise and Chris for your help, professionalism and efficiency. Much appreciated. Kind regards and thanks
  • Hi Louise,
    Many thanks to you and Chris for your excellent service.
    Les Wright


Please note that in appropriate cases I will work outside usual office hours including weekends and I will see clients either at my office (which has a large free car park and also is on the Leeds CityBus loop bus route), or at their own office or home.


Christopher Atkinson
Notary Public

  • Born in Shipley.
  • Living in Skipton.
  • Qualified as Solicitor 1977.
  • Qualified as Notary Public 1993.
  • Member of the Notaries Society.
  • Past President of the Bradford Law Society.
  • In 2008 ceased practise as a solicitor and now work full time as Notary Public in Leeds and the Yorkshire area.
  • Able to react without delay to the often urgent nature of Notarial business.