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Buglear Bate & Co

Solicitors & Notary Public





We are a firm of solicitors based in Woking. We have been established since 1986. Our notary public practice was established in 1995.

The partners are Bruce Buglear and Jeremy Bate .


We deal with -


      Residential and commercial property transactions

      Wills and probate

      Legal issues arising from divorce and relationship breakdown

      Employment disputes and compromise agreements

     Civil disputes and litigation

      Notarisation of documents for use in foreign jurisdictions



Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9.15 am - 5.15 pm. We are not open on public holidays.


Tel          01483 715527

Fax          01483 723237

Email       jsb@buglear-bate.co.uk

Post        31 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7QQ

DX           2906 Woking


We accept service of court proceedings and other litigation by post and DX but not by fax or email.






Fulchers' Documents & WIlls Deeds, Wills and Title Documents previously held by Messrs Fulchers, Solicitors, of Woking






We are authorised and regulated as solicitors by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA No. 59791.   Our legal services are provided by Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales.

Our notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.   Our notarial services are provided by a Notary Public of England and Wales.

Our professional indemnity insurers are QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited.   We are insured by them in respect of legal and notarial services provided within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

The VAT number of our solicitors' practice is 384 1479 30.   Our notarial practice is a separate business and is not registered for VAT.



Solicitors' Professional Code of Conduct     solicitors' professional conduct rules

Solicitors Regulation Authority   the official regulator responsible for solicitors

The Law Society     the professional body which represents solicitors



Notaries' Practice Rules 2014     notaries' professional conduct rules

The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury   the official regulator responsible for notaries

The Notaries Society     the professional body which represents notaries



Legal Ombudsman   consumer complaints against lawyers, including solicitors and notaries




Cautionary Tales 1: Bungle, the curious kitten who refused to instruct lawyers and got into a tangle thereby



Cautionary Tales 2: Pipkin, who cared nothing for Building Regulations and procured a policy of indemnity insurance



Cautionary Tales 3: Tugboat Ted, the small dog who declined to pay litigators to bark on his behalf

  Cautionary Tales 3:  Tugoat Ted,  the small dog  who declined  to pay litigators to bark on his behalf




© Buglear Bate & Co, updated 7 June 2016