We all know that referendum in the UK decided that United Kingdom should leave the EU (European Union).
However, leaving this particular organization will affect not only the economy but the legal world as well.
That is why we wanted to present you how the potential leave from the EU will affect public notary services in England:
How Will Brexit Affect Notarial Profession?
The appointment and training of notaries public in Wales and England are based on domestic legislation, so we don't expect that there will be any change in how notaries will be appointed.
When it comes to how the profession functions will be regulated, this will become an indirect factor that will affect all service industries and not only legal professionals.
For example, UK should implement change in the competition, employment and insurance law, which will become relevant to notarial services. At the same time, most notaries will find that they are unable to qualify for the abridge procedures for the international law.
How Will Brexit Affect Notarial Work?
The exit from the EU could make an impact on the level of work of the notaries because the volume of documents could decrease due to certain inabilities. It can affect the entire economy and create relocations of individuals and businesses. That could cause an impact on the legal system as a whole as well as notarial work.
Even though the bigger picture is still uncertain, it is possible to think that there are specific changes that could turn as the result of the UK leaving the EU.
Translation and Legalisation
The legalization of documents is the jurisdiction of notaries public, and that will become the affected area because of Brexit. As we can see the requirements for legalization don't come from the EU laws, and it won't cease after the UK leaves EU. However, conditions will change and the level of work too.
At the same time, the translation requirements will be unlikely to experience change as the significant consequence of leaving the EU. The main reason for that is because the English language will remain the official language of EU because Malta and Ireland continued in it. But the volume of translation could change, because some people will try to relocate the business and shift trade deals.
Of course, all these factors will change gradually, and not radically, so it won't affect the way people live, but it can change as the time goes by.
Dr. David James