About Midlands Notary Services/ Sophie Philippon-Thomas, Notary Public
Sophie Philippon-Thomas has been practising as a Notary Public for over 10 years based in Leicester and Birmingham and also more recently in Oxfordshire.
Sophie offers a flexible and friendly approach putting the client needs first and seeing clients in her office or at their homes or places of business.
1. Type of notarial work undertaken
Sophie undertakes work for individuals and corporate clients. She deals with a variety of work such as certification and authentication of powers of attorney, affidavits, statutory declarations, academic documents, deeds for sale and purchase of properties abroad, proofs of life, consent for childre to travel abroad, consent for parents to collect passport for minors, certifying corporate documents and intellectual property documents.
2. Apostille and legalisation of documents
Sophie can assist in arranging for the documents once they are notarised to be sent to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to be apostilled/ legalised when this is required by the foreign jusrisdiction. She can also assist in getting the documents legalised at embassies where relevant and required by the foreign jusrusdiction.
Sophie deals with documents from all over the world such as France, USA, Spain, Italy, Poland, Canada, Brasil, Cyprus, the UAE, China and much more and understands the specificities of each jurisdiction. A document for China is not notarised in the same way that a document for France.
4 Expertise in documents in the French language
Sophie's first language is French and so as particular expertise in dealing with all documents in the French language without the need to have them translated. Sophie holds French law degrees and can assist in terms of taking through the process on the purchase and sale of properties in France.
Sophie can arrange for documents to be translated by professional translators when the document is not in English or French.