Regulatory Information

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Covid-19 update  

Usual business in unusual circumstances.   

Working practice and offices

Imison & Co remains operational, and we are ready to assist you. We request that existing clients contact the notary or notarial assistant principally dealing with your file directly via email. For all new enquiries, please contact us at, and we will be delighted to assist you.
Mindful of the safety and well-being of our clients and staff, we have taken the decision to change our protocols and we are no longer offering appointments at our office building for individual clients. This keeps our clients and staff safer.
During the lock-down period we are now offering 'drive-through' (or 'walk-by') appointments at a notary's home address in South-West London, and East Sussex in the Eastbourne and Brighton area. We are also offering the option of a home appointment on a cost basis. This allows us to continue to assist our individual clients whilst ensuring full compliance with government guidelines on social distancing and home working.
For our corporate clients we continue to offer appointments in the city, out appointments at your premises or at a nominated home address on a cost basis.

Apostilles and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ‘ legalisation

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has resumed the standard legalisation service at the Milton Keynes branch on a reduced basis. We are therefore able to obtain the apostille, but turnaround time may be slower than usual.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has suspended the premium legalisation service in London for the foreseeable future.

Consulates and Embassies

Some Consulates and Embassies are open, and some are closed. This changes day-t0-day, so please contact us for more information.


We have a large network of carefully curated, highly experienced translators who are all able to work remotely. We continue to coordinate translations as normal as this aspect of our business is unaffected. If you require a translation, please get in touch with us at,or and we would be delighted to help.

Remote notarisation and e-signatures

We have received queries regarding signing documents in a notary’s presence via video link. Whilst this is currently not permitted under the rules which govern notarial practice in England and Wales, this may change in the current climate. We have also received several queries regarding the validity of electronic signatures on digital documents. Currently, whether a copy or an electronic signature will be accepted in lieu of a wet ink signature largely depends on the end-user and the jurisdiction in which a document will be used. We will continue to post updates regarding remote notarisation, wet ink requirements, and e-signatures.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, we wish you and your families good health and wellbeing over the next few weeks.

Kind regards,

Ella Imison
Principal of the firm

Updated 12 June 2020

Imison notaries is a leading, progressive firm of Scrivener notaries based in the city of London (EC2).

The Company was founded by Ella Imison Scrivener Notary, as the second new firm of Scrivener notaries in the last 200 years.

We provide a wide range of specialist notarial, legal and translation services through our in-house Spanish (includes Latin America), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (includes Brazil), Russian and Turkish departments, consultants and associates in London and in many other cities around the world.

Our aim is to help our clients comply with legal and language requirements by providing a high quality, professional service tailor-made to our clients needs. We help our clients to deliver solutions quickly, cost effectively and achieve success.

Please visit our notarial services page to find out how a notary can help.

We look forward to working with you.

Ella Imison

© Imison & Co 2018

30 Crown Place

Phone number: +44(0)20 7448 4860


  • Imison & Co

    30 Crown Place
    EC2A 4EB
    Phone number: 020 7448 4860