And just look what they earn!

See this article from The Economist 21 March 2015

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21646801-highly-regulated-profession-fights-preserve-its-privileges-princes

No, English notaries don’t earn this sort of money.  But we do work of an increasingly significant nature as our clients, private and commercial trade with foreign countries (or even simply get married abroad!)

It is in interesting what they say about our colleagues in the USA.  It’s frequently the case that we have to explain to a US resident in the UK that seeing a notary here isn’t the same as in the States (and that in consequence its more expensive than thy may be used to!)