Notary Public Pontefract

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.
  • 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.
    Thank you very much for getting everything sorted so quickly. We were worried that the Foreign Office might take time to respond this near Christmas.
    Well done and many thanks
    Mike & Sue Deller
  • Thank you for this confirmation Louise, this has been such a quick and straightforward process - many thanks for facilitating this so well.
    Kind regards
  • Chris/Louise,
    My wife and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you guys for the immense help you have been to us.
    Thanks once again, I'm well pleased with your service.
    Best Regards
    Nana Agyeman
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good job, good job!
    Many Thanks for excellent service!
    All the Best!
  • Dear Louise,
    Thank you and Chris for your service which was appreciated by me. In future if my friends need a notary I will recommend AtkinsonNotary for its super service.
    Received the attachments.
    Kind regards
  • This company are highly recommended.
    I contacted them with an on-going problem I had with some documents that needed signing . They were recommended to me by a friend and it was a great choice. Plus there was plenty of free parking. An excellent meeting
    Derrick Allen
  • 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
  • Dear Louise,
    �... You have been very helpful and I will be sure to use AtkinsonNotary should I need notary services in the future. ��
    Thank you for all of your help.
    Best regards
  • 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,
    Thank you so much for your help yesterday, I appreciate it very much.

    Have a good weekend!!
    Best regards,
  • Thank you too for making the whole process so straightforward - I really appreciate it.
    Best wishes

  • 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,
    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]


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.