Notary Public Otley

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


  • 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.
  • Many thanks Louise,
    Appreciate your professional, speedy and friendly service.
    Kind regards,
    Mario & Celeste
  • Hi Louise and Chris
    We had the great news - only today - that all our Philippine Business has been approved so thank you again!
    Kind regards
  • Hi Louise,
    Many thanks for your emails together with the FedEx details.
    I am extremely grateful for the efficient way you have handled my requests and please be assured that should I require Mr. Atkinson's services in the future I will have no hesitation in contacting your office.
    Yours sincerely,
    Ann Baldwin(Mrs.)
  • 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
  • Dear Louise
    I am pleased to confirm I have eventually received my OCI status.
    This has been over 2 years in the making and was truly made possible with the kind assistance of Christopher and yourself.
    Thank you.
    Jazz Bharath
  • 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
  • Thanks for your help on your side, I found the process interesting and you both extremely professional.
    Kind regards
    Paul M Coates - Branch Director
  • Many thanks Chris and Louise.
    Good to meet you both, excellent advice and very efficient. I will definitely recommend.
    Kind Regards
    Paul Hardaker -
  • Dear Chris,
    Thank you so much for your help yesterday, I appreciate it very much.

    Have a good weekend!!
    Best regards,
  • 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
  • Dear Chris
    We were delighted with your service we had never been to a notary before and it was a delightful experience we went away with little doubt or confusion as we had when we came in.
    We will be in touch should we need any more assistance.
    Kind regards

    Mrs Elizabeth R Buckley
  • 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
    Can I thank you for your very professional services and helpful advice and assistance. I will be happy to recommend you to friends and colleagues. Very best wishes
  • Dear Chris
    It was a pleasure to meet with you on 20th June and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance. Many thanks. Kind regards,
  • Dear Chris
    I would like to thank Christopher for the help and co-operation in helping sort out a very very complicated Spanish probate problem, on his part he was patient, very very efficient and fast, from getting all the documentation signed, translated, and apostilled, as we are not in England he was able and willing to liaise with both my Spanish and English solicitors. Brilliant Service. Thank you.
  • Hi Chris
    What an amazing service it was!
    Thank you very much and I will definitely recommend you to family and friends.
    I know where you are in case I need any assistance in the future.
    Many thanks
  • Dear Chris
    Many thanks for that - a very efficient service and I will certainly recommend you to any of my friends and/or colleagues who require a notary!.
    Kind regards
  • Dear Chris
    Thanks very much for your help.
    The speed and professionalism of your service has been refreshing and much appreciated.
    Kind regards
  • Dear Chris
    Your service throughout has been exemplary.
    I'm so pleased I chose you and wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services.
    Thank you so much, all the best
  • Dear Chris
    Thank you for your excellent work, I could not have hoped for a better service.
    If myself or my family/friends need anything like this doing again I will be sure to recommend you.
    Kind 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 Leeds and the Yorkshire area.
  • Able to react without delay to the often urgent nature of Notarial business.