Following two years of study, Anna Cattee, a commercial solicitor at BRM, has qualified as Chesterfield’s newest Notary Public.
The role of Notary Public is the oldest within the legal profession, focusing on authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad. There are only around 1,000 Notaries Public in the whole of the UK
Each Notary Public uses a unique seal to authenticate documents. With the role having international reach, Anna felt her home town of Chesterfield should be represented in her own notarial seal which she has had designed to incorporate the town’s world famous Crooked Spire, utilising an illustration originally produced for the Destination Chesterfield scheme.
Anna commented on her new role saying:
BRM has always had clients who trade, live and work overseas. When Rod Shiers (former Notary Public and partner at BRM) retired from the firm in 2012, it was essential that we continued to offer in-house Notarial services. I have always considered the role of a Notary to be a very interesting one, and was delighted to be offered the chance to become the firm’s first female Notary. I am very much looking forward to my new role.
Anna Cattee is now one of only two Notary Publics practising in Chesterfield.