Martin qualified as a Solicitor in 1983 and as a Notary Public in 1992. In addition Martin Silverman is a qualified financial adviser having gained the Chartered Insurers Institute Financial Planning Certificate (FPC) in 2004 and adding the Diploma in Financial Planning (DipPFS) in 2010
Previously, Martin was head of compliance at a large regional law firm with responsibilities for the firm’s risk management procedures and oversight, covering its ISO 9001 and Lexcel Quality Standards, regulation by the SRA and the FCA, professional indemnity insurance, anti-money laundering and client satisfaction.
As a Notary Public, Martin is able to authenticate documents for use overseas. He is well versed in Notarial practice and draws upon his considerable experience to help and advise his clients on the requirements of the ultimate receiving country for the proper execution of the document. This can often involve arranging for documents to be presented at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office for an Apostille under the Hague Convention or, where required, at the Consulate or Embassy of the relevant country.
Martin works on the assumption that all documents are urgent and prides himself on his speed of turn around. He enjoys getting out and about to see people where deadlines are tight and the demands of the business clients means that their time is short.
Martin is a fluent French speaker which comes in handy when dealing with some of the notary work that comes his way and often is able to assist both with communications to his clients and with foreign lawyers.
When he is not busy helping his clients hit their deadlines, Martin relaxes by spending time in France especially in the Paris region where he has a second home. The joys of modern communications mean that he is still able to keep in touch and serve clients at all times.
This Podcast is an edited version of an interview with Martin Silverman at Marlow FM radio station when Martin discusses the work of a Notary and the sort of situations when individuals or business might need the services of a Notary.