Notary Public Barnsley

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.

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


  • Hi Louise...
    Just a note to say thank you so much for the super efficient services we have received for the closing paperwork of our Mexican timeshare. So much stress and anxiety has been handled on our behalf. Best Regards
    Josephine Whitehead
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Dear Louise
    Many thanks to you and Christopher for your excellent and we will be sure to recommend you to our friends
    Thank you for looking after the FedEx shipment for us as well.
    Kindest regards
  • Thank you for the tracking information and the previous scanned documents showing the Apostilles and should I need assistance again in the future, I shall call upon your office for the expertise you provide.
    Thank you.
  • Many thanks to Mr. Atkinson and yourself today.
    We have already passed your details on to our friends who will be moving to work in Sydney, and will recommend to any future colleagues.
    Kind regards
  • Dear Louise,
    Thank you for all the help. You and Chris have been great!
  • Thank you very much for everything.
    We will strongly recommend you and also come back to your office for future assistance.
    Kind regards,
    Ana and Cristian
  • Louise, Thank you so much for your super assistance, it was a pleasure and your service has been excellent.
    I will most likely need some document notarising for myself and my children, I will certainly be in touch for any future notary services.
    Thanks again.
  • Dear Louise
    I would just like to inform you that we have now received the Power of Attorney in Spain duly stamped by the Foreign & Commonwealth office.
    I would like to say thank you to you and Mr. Atkinson for your good work and help in this matter.
    Kindest regards,
    Fiona Edwards
  • Just a quick note to say many thanks for the assistance given in preparing and endorsing the Notary Letter for my Grandchildren's upcoming trip to the USA. Please pass on my thanks to Mr. Atkinson, and thank you to yourself for handling the process so efficiently.
    Nigel Lea, Design Manager
  • Hello Louise
    I am in receipt of the Apostilled document PDF image, and the FedEx schedule.
    Thanks so very much for personal and kindly service.
    David Beck
  • Just a quick note to let you know that your drafting of the documentation was approved without issue - so we're off to Singapore.
    Very many thanks for your help on this.
    Kind regards
  • Dear Ms Morley, Thank you so much for all the help you have given me with regard to this declaration. I do appreciate very much you are really such a sweet and kind person.
    With kind regards,
  • Thank you very much for this.
    You were recommend by a colleague who ventured to Canada to work and I shall be recommending you also.
    Kind regards,
  • Hi. I am grateful for your referring me to Chris Atkinson I would certainly recommend him he was very professional but with a straight forward manner and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again.
    Kind Regards
    John Grantham. CEO
  • Hi Chris & Louise
    We would like to say a big thank you, as when I forgot my proofs, you held on till my husband travelled home to get them,, mostly you calmed me, you also explained things clearly and that gave me great trust in you guys, also my father felt at ease and my husband and mother, thanks so so much from the Cravens & 0'Malleys.
    Kind Regards
    Mary Craven
  • Our thanks again to Louise and Chris for your straightforward, polite, honest and quick service - it was much appreciated.
    We will 100% recommend your services to anyone we know in need as well.
    Best Wishes,
    Riva & George
  • Thank you too for making the whole process so straightforward - I really appreciate it.
    Best wishes

  • Hi Chris, thanks for a professional and efficient service, we will certainly be using you for all of our international requirements of this nature.
    Thanks again,
    Rick - Safety and Access Ltd,
  • Chris made the process of notarising all our documents for our emigration to Australia a breeze.
    I couldn’t have imagined a more knowledgeable professional approach that made us comfortable throughout. His fees are entirely transparent and most importantly reasonable.
    Best of all, none of our documents were rejected by the Australian authorities and that is a testament in itself!
    Dr Sam Saidi, Leeds, UK (soon of Sydney, Australia!)
  • Dear Mr Atkinson
    I just wanted to let you know I have received the FedEx courier enclosing the completed documents today.
    I am grateful for all your help. Many thanks for your outstanding service and personal attention.
    Thanks again and have a wonderful day!
    Kind regards,
    Maria Ester Cleary
  • Dear Chris,
    Many thanks for this and all the information you have sent me. I will check that everything has arrived safely on Monday and confirm with you.
    Thanks also for all your help throughout this process. I will certainly be in touch should another matter arise with which you can assist me.
  • Hi Christopher,
    Thank you very much for your service. I am really very happy for prompt response.
  • Dear Chris
    Please note that where the services of a notary are required the firm has always recommended yourself and will continue to do so.
    [a firm of Solicitors]
  • Dear Chris
    Thank you your efforts resulted in a wonderful marriage in Colombia and I will be keeping your contact details for future reference or for anyone I know that may need your services and again thanks for all your help.
    Yours sincerely
  • I am writing to confirm that we have just received the original documents of Mr. and Mrs. Pettersen. Thank you very much for all your assistance which was extremely professional to the last detail!
    We will be glad to work with you again and will recommend you with pleasure!
    Wishing you all the best!
    Kind regards, Yana
  • Dear Christopher,
    Thank you very much for your quick an efficient collaboration in respect of our client, Mr Ward. We appreciate very much, hopefully others will work as you do.
    With kind regards
    Saida Wetterström
    Spanish Lawyers in Alicante
  • Dear Chris
    Many thanks for your excellent service.
    I will recommend you to colleagues soon to follow me to Australia!
    Best wishes,

  • Dear Chris,
    Do put on your website -"A first rate, efficient service that I would certainly recommend."
    Best Wishes,

    Dr Philip Lim -
  • Dear Chris,
    Thanks for that, very good & prompt service. Will recommend if anybody I know is needing the services of a Notary Public.
  • Hi Mr. Atkinson,
    Thanks indeed for that fast but efficient service, much appreciated. I will certainly contact you if I need any legal help or advice in future. Thanks and Regards
  • Dear Chris
    Thank you for this. I will definitely recommending you to my friends and colleagues - great service!
    With kind regards
  • Dear Chris,
    I very much appreciate your understanding in this matter and thank you for your high level of professional support and expertise through the process.


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 Barnsley and the Yorkshire area.
  • Able to react without delay to the often urgent nature of Notarial business.