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About us

Notary Public of England

Ana Afonso Martins – Notary Public, Solicitor & Mediator

Ana 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 qualified as a Notary Public at the University College London in 2013 and founded Castelo Notaries as well as Castelo Solicitors in 2013 too.  

Ana is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and she 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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Wilson Soares – Trainee Notary & Solicitor

Wilson is currently a Trainee Notary and a Trainee Solicitor. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. 


Maria Reche – Spanish & European Lawyer

Maria qualified as a Spanish lawyer in 2011. She practices as a Registered European Lawyer in London since 2018.

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

Maria is also a CIOL qualified Spanish-English legal translator.


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Rita Santiago – Administration Manager

Rita joined Castelo in 2014. She is responsible for the smooth running of the firm and HR. 

Rita has a Bachelor Degree in Law (University Lusiada Lisbon) and she is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

She is also a CIOL qualified Portuguese-English translator. 


Cely Duarte – Assistant Accountant

Cely is experienced with assisting the accounting department.

She is experienced with drafting Brazilian & Portuguese documents as she has worked in Brazilian and Portuguese Notaries firms for ten years.


Kitty Wright – Notarial Assistant

Kitty is the office assistant responsible for assisting the office manager with the smooth running of the firm and providing secretarial assistance to the fee earners.

She is also an experienced customer assistant and is used to handling enquiries and passing them on to the relevant team members.


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Sophie Nye – Notarial Assistant

Sophie has experience dealing with the FCO and Embassies.

She will often be the point of contact when calling the firm and is used to taking enquiries and passing them on to the relevant team member.


Iara Notary Assistant

Iara Fernandes – Notarial Assistant

Iara is experienced with handling enquiries and dealing with FCO and Embassies.

She is English-Portuguese bilingual and assists with Portuguese speaking clients.