Learn More About Hugh McGroddy, Dublin Notary

Hugh McGroddy is a Dublin based Public Notary. Admitted as a Solicitor in 19898, Hugh is joint managing partner of McGroddy Brennan Solicitors. He was formerly a partner in Binchys and Maples and Calder Solicitors where he was head of the property department.

Hugh has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property including acquisitions and disposals, property investment transactions, joint ventures, development agreements, property tax, planning and all aspects of property finance. Hugh has acted for financial institutions, property developers, corporate, and private clients.

As a Notary Public, Hugh can authenticate important documents, authorise power of attorney, take affidavits, and a host of other legal procedures.

Notary Public

A Notary is a public officer who serves the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with deeds, estates, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary service is normally required when a client has documents that are going to be scrutinised abroad. 

When our notary seal is placed on a document it signifies to authorities that the relevant checks have been carried out to verify the authenticity of the documents.

As a Dublin Notary, Hugh McGroddy can provide assistance to clients throughout Dublin, regarding buying and selling property abroad, oversees contracts, maintaining business files in multiple locations, foreign court proceedings, and more.

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document where one person "the Donor" gives authority or powers to another person "the Donee" to make decisions for the donor in their absence. Hugh can act as your Attorney. The Attorney only has the ability to make decisions and outline in the document and these usually to business decisions and the power is withdrawn once the Doner returns. 

Hugh also provides an Enduring Power of Attorney which gives the ability for the attorney to make medical decisions should the Doner become mentally incapacitated. There are strict formalities surrounding the creation of an Enduring Power of Attorney and it will only come into effect if all of the necessary procedures have been followed correctly.

Commissioner for Oaths

Hugh McGroddy is authorised to act as a Commissioner for Oaths and is available to authorise affidavits, statutory declarations for court proceedings, and other legal documents.

The function of a Commissioner for Oaths is to ensure that all evidence is in written form (the affidavit), to establish that the necessary person has read the affidavit completely and understands the contents, and to ensure the person swears that the affidavit is true by raising their right hand and swearing an oath.

Hugh McGroddy is appointed as a Commissioner for Oaths for Life by Chief Justice of Ireland and has a wealth of experience regarding this aspect of the law.


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