W H Amelia LEUNG
B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) LL.M PgD
Notary Public of England and Wales
Solicitor of England and Wales
Solicitor of Ireland
Solicitor of Hong Kong
I was admitted as a Notary Public in 2010 after completing the Postgraduate Diploma course in NOTARIAL PRACTICE at University of Cambridge and was admitted as a solicitor in 1992.
What is a Notary?
A Notary is a qualified lawyer - a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties. The rules which affect Notaries are very similar to the rules which affect Solicitors. They must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public. They must keep clients' money separately from their own and comply with stringent practice rules and rules relating to conduct and discipline. Notaries have to renew their practising certificates every year and can only do so if they have complied with the rules.