HARROGATE OFFICE 
Trading as Powell Eddison Solicitors 
 
LEEDS OFFICE 
Trading as Avery Walters Ellis Solicitors 
 

Certified Copy Identification or Paperwork 

If required, our solicitors can help you by certifying your identification or paperwork such as Lasting Powers of Attorney. 
 
What is certification? 
 
Certification is where a solicitor or other qualified person signs a copy of your identification or paperwork to confirm that it is a true copy of the original. 
When might you require certified copy identification or paperwork? 
 
You may be asked to provide certified copy identification in the following scenarios: - 
 
• When you apply for a bank account. 
• When you apply for a mortgage. 
• When you instruct a solicitor to act for you in a matter. 
• When you are a beneficiary of a deceased estate. 
• When you are registering a Lasting Power of Attorney with a bank. 
 
These are just examples. 
What do I need to do before my appointment? 
 
• Check that we can certify your documentation as some documentation requires a notary or other professional. We can provide details of a notary is this is required. We may ask you to send your paperwork to us to review. 
• Make an appointment with an available solicitor. 
What should I bring to my appointment? 
 
For your appointment with one of our solicitors you should bring the following:- 
 
• The ID that you wish to be certified. 
• Cash to pay for the certification fee. 
How much will it cost? 
 
To certify ID documents, we charge £5 per document. 
 
Certified copy Lasting Powers of Attorney are £30 per copy. 
 
Please ask us if you require another item certifying. 
 
Contact US 
 
At Powell Eddison our team of specialists can provide pragmatic and cost-effective advice. 
 
Contact us on 01423 564551 0rr email us on info@powell-eddison.co.uk to arrange your free initial, no obligation consultation with a specialist. 
Darren Linthwaite 
Private Client Solicitor 
 
Phone: 0113 200 7480 
 
Email: ls@averywalters.com 
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