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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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Cover of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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Brooke's Notary 14th ed

ISBN13: 9780414028388
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780421930407
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £259.00

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Brooke's Notary is the standard work on notarial practice, first published in 1839. It provides comprehensive guidance on the powers, duties and procedures of notaries and covers notaries in England & Wales, the Commonwealth and international jurisdictions.

This new edition brings the coverage up-to-date with the latest developments and reviews their impact on day-to-day practice.

  • Gives guidance on all the main areas of notaries' practice, including powers of attorney, affidavits, declarations and ship protests, bond and debenture operations and share issue ballots
  • Looks at the formalities of a notarial act and the status of notarial acts as evidence, in both civil and common law jurisdictions
  • Deals with the role of the notary in electronic contracts
  • Explains the impact for notaries of the Legal Services Act 2007 and Companies Act 2006 now both are fully in force
  • Considers a raft of new Rules made by the Master of the Faculties, including new Practice and Accounts Rules
  • Examines recent ECJ decisions in relation to the status of EU notaries and proposed amendment to EC Directive 2005/36
  • Covers the procedure for admission as a notary, the different classes of notary, and the training and appointment of notaries
  • Looks at how the Civil Procedures Rules affect notarial acts and instruments
  • Discusses the obligations of notaries under the Money Laundering Regulations
  • Features an extensive range of updated precedents
  • Contains details on notarial practice and procedure in many foreign jurisdictions
  • Includes French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German forms for notarial acts

Courts and Procedure
Origin and development of the office.
Functions, powers, duties and qualifications of notaries.
The Court Faculties.
Classes, appointment and training of notaries.
Formalities of a notarial act.
The evidentiary status of notarial acts.
Bills of exchange, promissory notes and cheques.
Powers of attorney.
Affidavits, declarations and ship protests.
Bond and debenture stock operations and share issue ballots.
Execution and proof of documents for use outside the UK.