About Us

Sophie Milburn

Managing Partner, Scrivener Notary

020 7776 9809



Specialises in Russian, Italian and French

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. in 1995 after graduating in BA (Hons) Russian and French with Legal Studies from Exeter University 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. She became the Managing Partner of Saville & Co. in 2017.
Sophie lives near Amersham, Buckinghamshire with her husband and two 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

Scrivener Notary

020 7776 9808



Specialises in German and French

Nicholas joined Saville & Co. in June 1998. He read German and French at Exeter University and 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 Notaries are proud to support him in this work.


Robert Kerss

Scrivener Notary

020 7776 9829



Specialises in Spanish and French


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. Rob is a member of the Technology Committee for the Society of Scrivener Notaries and contributed to the recent Law Commission’s report on the electronic execution of documents. 

Andrew MacNab

Scrivener Notary

020 7776 9821



Specialises in German, Italian and French

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

General Notary

020 7776 9828



Specialises in Portuguese and Spanish


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 Alcala de Henares in Madrid. After graduating he successfully undertook his studies for the Bar of England and 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 specialises in Brazilian and Spanish matters and speaks both Portuguese and Spanish.

Eleonora Ceolin

General Notary

020 7776 9823



Specialises in Spanish and Italian

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. 

Jana Derska

General Notary

020 7776 9825



Specialises in Bulgarian, Polish, Spanish and French


Jana holds an LL.B. (Hons) degree in Law with French from the University of Sheffield, as part of which she spent a year studying French law at the University of Bordeaux. She joined Saville & Co. in September 2014 and during her training, she spent five months each in Warsaw and Sofia, working for commercial law firms and notaries' practices. She also has experience working at a notarial office in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Jana is a native speaker of Bulgarian and Polish and also speaks Spanish and French.
Having passed the Notarial Practice Course at University College London (UCL) with Distinction and qualified as a General Notary in 2018, Jana is currently awaiting admission as a Scrivener Notary.

Katia Fallow (née Petros)

General Notary

020 7776 9846



Specialises in French and Spanish

Katia joined Saville & Co. Scrivener Notaries in April 2018, having already completed the Notarial Practice Course at University College London (UCL). She was born to a French mother and Iraqi father and holds French and English nationality. She read English and French Law at Exeter University and holds a Master's degree in European Law from the University of Rennes, France.
Before joining the firm, Katia managed a legal translations company in London. She is fluent in French and also speaks Spanish. Having qualified as a General Notary, she is currently preparing to become a Scrivener Notary, specialising in French and Spanish law. Katia lives in Wimbledon and is happy to receive clients in the South-West London area.

Richard Saville


020 7776 9800



Specialises in Italian and French


Having worked as a partner of Cheeswrights for over ten years, Richard founded Saville & Co. in 1994 and successfully managed the firm for over 20 years. He has also served as a Court Assistant, Chairman of the Notarial Committee and Notarial Deputy of the Scriveners Company. Richard has also been appointed by the Faculty Office to act as Notarial Assessor in the Court of Faculties.
Richard retired from the partnership in 2017.

Olga Kulikovskaya

Trainee Notary

020 7776 9814



Specialises in Russian


Olga joined Saville & Co. in 2011 as a Russian-speaking Office Assistant. She graduated in Russian Philology from Stavropol State University and has a Masters in Bilingual Translation from the University of Westminster. Olga became a Trainee Notary in 2017 and recently graduated from the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Westminster. She is currently on maternity leave.

Saville & Co. Scrivener Notaries is the trading name of Saville Notaries LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC420687 and with registered office at One Carey Lane, London, EC2V 8AE.