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 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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gracie Coppell – Marketing Manager

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

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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 customers say

We are rated Excellent on Google because we thrive on your satisfaction! Customer feedback is our way of keeping in touch with you and knowing how we are doing. Please feel free to let us know what your experience has been like so that we can continue to deliver the best service possible for you.

Simona Blackwell
Simona Blackwell
October 12, 2022.
Very professional, quick and easy notary services. I would highly recommend Castelo to anyone!
Jay Griffiths
Jay Griffiths
October 4, 2022.
So helpful very fast and efficient service would happily recommend to anyone
didi hopkins
didi hopkins
September 24, 2022.
Excellent efficient service and fabulously friendly helpful staff. Thank you
Carl yates
Carl yates
September 12, 2022.
Fantastic, fast service. Communicated the full service and delivered on time. Very recommended.
sally rothkopf
sally rothkopf
September 6, 2022.
They notarized a document within minutes and offered to overnight it back to the states, which was MUCH appreciated! The women working in the office were personable and amazing! Highly recommend!
Sas Ssss
Sas Ssss
August 31, 2022.
Nicole Knapp
Nicole Knapp
August 18, 2022.
I would 100% recommend using Castelo solicitors… I have had the pleasure of working with Maria, she has been amazing. She managed to sort everything out for me and my family. She went above and beyond. When there were complications, she sorted it all out. All of the team at Castelo have been amazing and very efficient. I would definitely use them again. Thank you so much.
Emanuele Militello
Emanuele Militello
August 13, 2022.
Good and fast service for notarising and apostilling some personal documents I needed for abroad. Plus they were very patient answering all my questions!
Guadalupe Vila Hurtado
Guadalupe Vila Hurtado
July 28, 2022.
I am a Spanish lawyer, and I would recommend this notary for their efficiency. I ordered a Power of Attorney for my clients in the UK. and it was sent to my office in Spain in just 3 days. Many thanks for your help Castelo notaries. Lupe Vila Hurtado