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Sealing trust, one signature at a time.

Joseph Richardson is a Notary Public appointed for the City and County of Dublin and the Counties of Kildare, Meath, and Wicklow.

He takes pride and care in helping both new and longstanding clients and referrals navigate their notary requirements.

Whether you are seeking to have documents legalised, notarised, or authenticated for use abroad, Joseph cuts through complexity and saves his clients time and money – allowing them to stay focused on the task in hand.

Our Services

Joseph provides a trusted and reliable notary public service, chartered secretary expertise, and general advices.

Notary Public

Joseph offers a full service as a Notary Public and will work with you to find the best solution to your need for notarial services.

Chartered Secretary

The growth of governance in all sectors has created a need for all companies and corporate bodies to pay attention to their governance.

General Advices

Joseph has experience as a senior policy analyst, general manager, and non-executive director. He is available to act as a policy analyst, non-executive director, or consultant.

The office of Notary Public is time-honoured, and is authorised to...

  • Administer oaths;
  • Attest to signatures;
  • Authenticate documents for use outside Ireland;
  • Issue Notarial Acts;
  • Take affidavits for use outside Ireland;
  • Take declarations, affirmations;
  • Receive and make protests relating to Bills of Exchange and Ships Protests;
  • Issue Notarial Certificates;
  • Draft powers of attorney for use outside Ireland;
  • Seek the use of an Apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • Seek the legalisation of documents at the Supreme Court, Department of Foreign Affairs, and relevant foreign consular services.

The Notary Public – Your Trusted Ally for Life’s Critical Moments

The role of notaries and their historical legacy trace back thousands of years, from ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece to the emergence of their significance in medieval Europe during the 12th and 13th centuries.

Today, notary publics continue to hold a vital position in global legal and official dealings, preserving the authenticity and integrity of documents as impartial witnesses to pivotal events. Their enduring tradition of trust and reliability remains key in facilitating essential transactions worldwide.

Get a Quote

Do you need your documents notarised? If so, please get in touch with Joseph for a zero obligation quote. In the Greater Dublin Area, Joseph will be glad to attend the office or place of residence to complete the notarial service if requested. Joseph is also appointed for Counties Meath, Wicklow and Kildare and will attend the office or place of residence in these counties to complete notarial service.

Joseph cannot provide an estimate until your precise requirements are clear. Every case is different. Where we excel is in attention to detail and willingness to offer guidance to see your notarial needs through from beginning to end. This is where we save our clients’ money and time.


Chartered Secretary Services

Joseph is a Chartered Secretary with experience at board level as both a director and company secretary.

The growth of governance in all sectors has created a need for all companies and corporate bodies to pay attention to their governance.

Joseph can offer expertise and guidance on;

  • Running and preparing for Board meetings and Annual General Meetings;
  • Company registers and compliance with filing requirements;
  • Drafting minutes of meetings;
  • Training on the Duties of Directors;
  • Employment law policies and documents;
  • Disciplinary hearings;
  • Workplace mediation.

sealing trust

sealing trust

sealing trust

sealing trust

sealing trust

one signature at a time

one signature at a time

one signature at a time

one signature at a time

one signature at a time

Frequently asked questions

Why do you Need a Notary Public?

It is almost always the case that you have been asked to see a notary because you have a document that needs to be used abroad. Seeing a notary is never a mere rubber-stamping exercise.  The international duty of a notary involves a high standard of care.  This is not only towards the Appearer but also to anyone who may rely on the document and to Governments or officials of other countries.

For more, please visit our Terms of Business.

How do I engage Joseph's services?

I offer appointments during business hours and outside of business hours on arrangement. I am also prepared to visit corporate Appearers at their place of business, at my discretion and by agreement.

I may not be able to see you within the deadline you require, or I may decide that I am not able to act for you in which case I will advise you that that is the case and will provide you with the necessary information to locate an alternative notary.

For more, please visit our Terms of Business.

How much will it cost?

Details of my charges are set out below.

  1. If the matter is simple I will endeavour to charge a fixed fee to include disbursements such as legalisation fees, postage, consular agent fees, courier fees, travelling expenses, translating costs and so on.
  2. In other cases the fee will be based on my hourly rate, subject to a minimum feeplus disbursements. The fee charged may include time spent on preliminary advice, drafting and preparation time, making and receiving telephone calls, correspondence written and received in all formats, arranging legalisation and record keeping.

For more, please visit our Terms of Business.

What are the Stages of a Notarial Transaction?

Each notarial matter is different and the requirements and timescales will vary greatly according to whether the client is a private individual or a company and in particular according to the processing times of third parties such as the Department of Foreign Affairs, legalisation agents, and couriers, etc.

For more, please visit our Terms of Business.

Will there be any unexpected expenses required?

You are responsible for all payments which I make on your behalf.  Typical examples are legalisation fees paid to the Department of Foreign Affairs, relevant embassy/consulate, legalisation agents’ fees, Companies Registry Office fees, courier fees, special postage charges, and any travel costs.  However, I shall not incur these expenses without first obtaining your consent to do so.

For more, please visit our Terms of Business.

I am under time pressure. How can we speed up the process?

It will save time, expense and mistakes if, as long before the appointment as possible, you can let me have a PDF by email of the originals (or photocopies) of:

  1. The documents to be notarised;
  2. Any letter or other form of instruction which you have received about what has to be done with the documents;
  3. Your evidence of identification.

If papers cannot be sent in advance, you must understand that delay in notarising the documents will be unavoidable in many cases.

For more, please visit our Terms of Business.