Every now and then most lawyers come across the need to use the services of a Notary Public, perhaps even more frequently in recent years with globalisation, and a greater need to detect fraudulent behaviour.  This article will, after briefly describing the role of the New Zealand Notary, focus on two core aspects of the work of a Notary perhaps most often used, being the witnessing of signatures and identification issues and the authentication of documents, with a final word about international succession law.

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