Notary Public Skipton

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
  • 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
  • Many thanks again for your assistance. I was pleased to be able to get an appoint so quickly and found your advice and information first class.
    I would gladly recommend your service to friends.
    Patricia Dunn
  • Dear Louise and Chris,
    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your high professionalism. What I liked most really, during the course of this work, is that you kept me informed at each stage as what you are doing and what would be the next move and time span for it.
    Ezideen Hasso
  • Dear Louise
    Your support during difficult and drawn out divorce proceedings was invaluable. Firstly you gave me an early appointment, secondly you applied fair and appropriate fees but best of all I found Mr Atkinson to be precise with his assessment of my needs, and particular in his conduct during the accuracy of title transfer documentation.
    Gillian M Swan MSc
  • Thank you to Chris and yourself for a speedy and professional service.
    Kind regards
    the Hobsons and Adamsons


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.