Brightstone Legal’s Australian Notary Public, in accordance with relevant laws, only certifies the authenticity of the signatures on notarised documents and verifies that the copies correspond to the originals. A Notary Public does not bear any legal responsibility for the content of the documents.
The following guidelines should be noted:
Regarding Brightstone Legal’s assistance in obtaining the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade authentication for notarised documents, the Department will recognize the qualifications of Brightstone Legal’s international notary public. The Notary Public will ensure a smooth authentication process throughout the Department.
If the parties involved entrust Brightstone Legal to handle the Chinese consulate’s authentication for notarised documents, the scope of Brightstone Legal’s work includes assisting the parties involved in preparing application forms and relevant supporting documents and submitting the documents to the Chinese consulate for authentication.
If the Chinese consulate officials find any flaws, omissions, falsehoods, or unverifiable content in the parties’ intentions or the documents, they may refuse to process the authentication. The decision-making power lies with the Chinese consulate. The parties involved will be solely responsible for any legal consequences, including but not limited to re-applying for notarisation and bearing relevant costs.