About Us


Richard Saville

020 7776 9805

rsaville@savillenotaries.com


Richard was appointed a Scrivener Notary in 1982. Since then he has been in continuous practice, working particularly in banking, shipping and insurance notarial matters. He won an open exhibition to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he read History and Law. After graduating, he joined Cheeswrights, a firm of notaries in the City.
 
 
As part of his five-year notarial training, he spent a year in notaries' offices in Paris and Rome, studying French and Italian law. He is fluent in both languages. He was a partner for ten years before founding Saville & Co. in 1994.


Sophie Milburn

020 7776 9809

smilburn@savillenotaries.com

 
Sophie Milburn (formerly Sophie Jenkins) speaks Russian, Italian and French and has over twenty years of experience of notarial certification of documents for use all over the world. Sophie deals with all areas of notarial practice, specialising in Italian and Russian matters.
 

Sophie joined Saville & Co. after graduating from Exeter University in 1995 and qualified as a Scrivener Notary in January 2001. She was made a partner of the firm in April 2003. As part of her notarial training with Saville & Co., Sophie spent nine months in Italy, learning Italian and working in a notary's office in Milan. Sophie is a Court Assistant and a member of the Notarial Committee of the Scriveners Company as well as being a member of the Qualifications Board appointed by the Master of the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
 
Sophie lives in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire with her husband and two young children and is happy to visit clients throughout the Thames Valley as well as in Greater London. When she's not notarising documents, Sophie can sometimes be heard playing the saxophone with the Chalfont Wind Band.
 


Nicholas Thompson

020 7776 9808

nthompson@savillenotaries.com


Nicholas Thompson joined Saville & Co. in June 1998. He read German and French at Exeter University, during which he spent a year studying at the University of Vienna.
 
 
After graduating he undertook his five years' notarial training, for which as well as studying for the law and language exams he worked for nine months in Hamburg, in notaries' offices and in Germany's largest shipping law firm. He qualified as a Scrivener Notary in September 2003 and was made a partner in April 2005. He also has an Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation from German. Nicholas spends some months each year working with street children in Delhi, and Saville & Co. are proud to support him in this work.

 

Robert Kerss

020 7776 9829

rkerss@savillenotaries.com


Rob is a graduate in Law and Spanish from the University of Sheffield where he spent a year of his degree course studying law at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He joined Saville & Co. after graduating in 2007 and as part of his training spent four months working for a commercial law firm in Buenos Aires and two months working with a firm of notaries in Paris.

Having completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice from the University of Cambridge and qualified as a general notary in 2009, he qualified as a Scrivener Notary in 2010, specialising in the Spanish and French languages and Argentinean law. Rob was made a partner of the firm in July 2011 and deals with all aspects of notarial practice.



Andrew MacNab

020 7776 9821

amacnab@savillenotaries.com


Andrew has an MA (Hons) in Modern European Languages (French and German) from the University of Edinburgh, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law (York) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Notarial Practice from the University of Cambridge. He has also spent six months studying and working with a notary in Milan.

Andrew is a Scrivener Notary and was made a partner of the firm in December 2012. He speaks French, German and Italian and specialises in Italian Law.

 

Christopher Higgins

020 7776 9828

chiggins@savillenotaries.com

Chris is an LLB (Hons) graduate in Common & Civil Law with Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University of Belfast, and spent a year studying Spanish civil law in the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid. After graduating he successfully undertook his studies for the Bar of England & Wales and an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice.


He joined Saville & Co. in August 2007 and as part of his training spent 6 months studying and working with a law firm in Rio de Janeiro. He completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice with the University of Cambridge in 2009 and practises as a general notary with the firm, dealing with all aspects of notarial practice. Chris was made a partner of the firm in April 2013. He is continuing his studies to become a Scrivener Notary specialising in Brazilian and Spanish matters and speaks both Portuguese and Spanish.
 


Eleonora Ceolin

020 7776 9823

eceolin@savillenotaries.com


Eleonora joined Saville & Co. in March 2004. She is a graduate in Law from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2001 she qualified as a civil law notary of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina and worked in a firm of notaries in Buenos Aires for 2 years. She also underwent postgraduate studies at the Notarial University of Argentina.

As part of her qualification as an English notary she did a Graduate Diploma in Law Course at BPP and a Postgraduate Notarial Practice Course at the University of Cambridge. She qualified as a general notary in January 2009. Eleonora is now continuing her notarial training in order to qualify as a Scrivener Notary.


Ian Campbell (Retired)


Ian Campbell qualified as a Scrivener Notary in 1994 and was instrumental in the founding of Saville & Co. with Richard Saville. He became a partner in 1995 and made an invaluable contribution to the growth and success of the firm. Ian retired from Saville & Co. in August 2010 due to ill health and is greatly missed by the partners and staff. If you would like to contact Ian personally, please send an email to us at mail@savillenotaries.com and we will forward it to him.