Notary offices have been in the news lately, with some calling for them to be banned from the capital city.

The Metropolitan Police Service, the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade have all called for notary offices to be abolished.

The National Notary Society (NNS) has also taken a more public stance, urging Londoners to “think about your place in society before you take a notarial position”.

The notary is not an official person but acts as a mediator between the parties involved.

It is a crucial position, with many Londoners not only needing to pass a notarised document but also understand the language and cultural differences in the city.

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