Meet The Team - Castelo Notaries
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Meet The Team

Here at Castelo Notaries, we pride ourselves on not just being highly qualified and experienced but also being friendly and approachable. We understand that dealing with legal matters can be stressful and time-consuming, so we try to always put our customers first by making our notary services as streamlined as possible, competitively priced and flexible to your needs.

Ana Castelo Solicitors

Ana Elizabeth Afonso – Notary Public, Solicitor & Mediator

Ana is the heart of Castelo Notaries as she founded both Castelo Notaries and Castelo Solicitors in 2013. 

She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP Manchester in 2006 and 2007 respectively and qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2009. She then qualified as a Notary Public at the University College London in 2013

Fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French, Ana assists a number of clients with cross-border legal issues, particularly in Portugal where she is registered as a solicitor with the Portuguese ‘Ordem dos Advogados’.


Maria Spanish Lawyer Castelo Solicitors

Maria Reche – Spanish Lawyer

Maria qualified as a Spanish lawyer in 2011 and holds a Masters Degree in Law. She has been practicing as a Lawyer in London since 2018.

She specialises in cross-border Spanish & English legal matters, having particular expertise on cross-border estates, taxes, wills & probate.

Maria is also a CIOL qualified Spanish-English legal translator and serves as counsel providing Anglo-Spanish legal services.


Cely Public Notary Castelo Notaries

Cely Duarte – Notarial Assistant and Assistant Accountant

As well as being a notarial assistant, Cely assists with the accounting department.

She is experienced with drafting Brazilian & Portuguese documents having worked in Brazilian and Portuguese Notary firms for ten years.


Alcina Executive Assistant Castelo Notaries

Alcina Maciel – Executive Assistant

Alcina is an invaluable member to the team at Castelo Notaries with many years of experience supporting the Director and Legal team with client account management and the day-to-day running here at Castelo Notaries.

Alcina joined us after spending a number of years working in the Advertising industry.


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Kitty Wright – Notarial Assistant

Kitty is our office assistant helping to ensure the smooth running of the firm and providing secretarial assistance.

While with us, Kitty has qualified in Business Admin level 3.

She is an experienced customer assistant and facilitates the handling of all enquiries.


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Iara Fernandes – Notarial Assistant

Iara has been with us since 2019, assisting with handling enquiries and dealing with FCO and Embassies. She has also qualified in Business Admin level 3.

She is Bilingual in English and Portuguese so if you need our Portuguese services, Iara can help ensure you are fully supported in whatever language you’re most comfortable using.


Gracie Coppell Marketing Manager Castelo Notaries

Gracie Coppell – Marketing Manager

Gracie keeps our website up to date, writes content and looks after our social media.


Sir Snowie Office Dog Castelo Notaries

Sir Snowie – Good Boy

Sir Snowie is our unofficial mascot here at Castelo Notaries, where he is a regular in the office, in charge of greeting visitors and providing emotional support.


What Our Clients Say

“Best notary and legalisation service I have never experienced. They are caring, working on our timelines and offering full-service (bringing all documents, posting them….). 100% recommendable”

Jose Bort, London

“All the team at Notary Castelo were brilliant. Helpful, efficient, excellent & fair pricing, & did a fantasticly quick turnaround job for me. I will be using them again. And they were so nice about explaining everything & making sure I had the right information together first. So good, the Qatar Embassy stamped everything”

Cheri Howe, Qatar

“Awesome service!! Thank you very much!! Lo mejor es que dan service en español También!! genial!!.”

Mariel Barrera Fermin, Spain