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About MSC Notaries


Affordable & international notaries based in London

MSC Notaries are a fully international notary service, based in Central London and Harrow.

We are renowned for providing professional services at an excellent price. Our notaries aim to authenticate your documents on time and provide an efficient, streamlined service.

MSC Solicitors and Notaries also offer legal services in London. Find out more about the difference between a notary and a solicitor.

Who are MSC Notaries?

Madhubala Colwill

Madhubala Colwill

Madhubala (also known as Madie Colwill) is the founder of MSC Solicitors and Notaries. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and as a notary in August 2006.

Madie Colwill specialises in will drafting but has a wealth of experience in private client matters, including lasting powers of attorneys and probate. Of Indian descent, but born in Kenya, she is fluent in Gujarati and Swahili. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the cinema and attending theatrical productions and concerts.

Simon Vargas-Colwill

Simon Vargas-Colwill

Simon joined MSC Solicitors and Notaries in September 2012 in an administrative capacity, but soon after joining he started reading law part-time at the University of Law in London. Simon qualified as a notary in August 2018, and as a solicitor in January 2019. Prior to this he worked in education and in finance.

He specialises in probate matters and is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the company offices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing squash, swimming and hiking.

Why choose MSC Notaries to notarise your documents?

  • Fantastic 4.8 rating and glowing testimonials on Google Review

  • Great value – we’re one of the cheapest notary publics in London

  • We can travel to your home, or even do everything from overseas

  • Open weekends (10am - 1pm Saturdays) and late on weekdays until 7pm

  • Euston or Harrow offices, ideal if you live in Central or North London

What do people say about MSC Notaries?

“I needed to have my degree certificate and ACRO police certificate (ICPC) notarised before sending them on to be legalised by the FCO and then the Chinese Embassy. I was incredibly pleased with the notarisation service that Ms Colwill provided. As many others have said, she was professional, patient, and very efficient. All of the above at a very reasonable price - set and clear from the start.”

— Valerie G

“I had a fantastic experience with M Colwill Notary, in my opinion they have a supreme quality of services, very diligent and fast. I also appreciated their always prompt and friendly communication. I therefore highly recommend M Colwill Notary services to anyone at any time.”

— Nelson S

“It was very easy and pleasurable to work with Simon. He did all the hard work of arranging for Apostille confirmation and getting the documents to the US in plenty of time for our time-sensitive transaction. Highly recommended!“

— Steve N

“I would like to say a BIG thank you to Simon. I had to get a POA and booked an appointment with Simon, he also got the legalisation done really quickly for me (it would have taken and extra 1-2 weeks had I applied myself). In addition, he liaised with my solicitor and estate agent to help me sort a problem situation out (nothing to do with him). Everything I needed was provided within a week of the visit. I would recommend if you need a speedy and efficient service and like to deal with people who give good customer service and go the extra mile.”

— Sarah C

“I cannot rate the services of Ms Colwill high enough - it is more like 10 stars. Her helpful approach and professionalism is exceptional. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing the services of a notary. We have made several visits and have received the same excellent service each time.”

— Gabby F

“Great service and professionalism! Very resourceful and affordable.”

— Jemimah-Sandra S

“I had a very positive experience using M Colwill Notary. They are efficient, helpful and very professional. Simon Colwill especially went above and beyond to accommodate my last minute appointment. I highly recommend this firm and would definitely use them again.”

— Farrah G

“So, if you're from abroad and you have to legalize/notarize your documents from the UK since they were issued there, I can't recommend these guys enough. They're fast, cooperative and professional. I was really impressed by their service. I've also found that they're quite reasonably priced.”

— Hashim Z

“Really recommend it. I was very happy with the service. I had to attest my diplomas under express services as I was outside the UK and Madie took care of it in 3 days, something which would have taken me weeks. Very professional. Would definitely contact her again if I'd ever need it.”

— Susana Q