Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have just seen that I can't serve my documents myself and need a Process Server. What does Service of Process mean in the UK?
A: Service of process means enabling a response to a legal proceeding. The Process Server delivers the documents to the person/company to be served and provides evidence in the form of a statement or sworn affidavit. Many international documents require a Notary seal.
Q. How do I hire a Process Server?
A. Once your documents are ready to be served you can scan and email the attachments to us or post your documents to our offices. Then relax and wait for your updates as we do the rest! As soon as the papers are served the statement of proof is prepared and then emailed and posted for you.
Q: How much does a Process server cost?
A: The fee will vary between £110-£140 depending on the area in the UK. When you email or call us with the postcode area you need the document to be served we provide your quote.
Q: What does the price include?
A: The UK National Process Servers flat fee service includes up to three visits as standard. This includes the witness statement to act as proof of service. There is a small additional fee for a sworn affidavit. The Notary seal for international clients is also quoted at the time of instruction.
Q: I need help as I don’t know the subject's last known address.
A: No problem! We have Trace and Locate experts to help us find subjects so the documents can be served.
Q: I know you work all over the U.K. but I need to serve documents in another country.
A: We do cover the UK at a fixed fee and have many associates worldwide. Just let us know which country you need the documents to be served. The fee for international service of documents does vary depending on the location and we are happy to provide your quote.
Q: We are the legal department at a local authority and need to know what types of court documents you can serve to work with us.
A: We assist many UK law firms, private individuals, businesses large and small, and UK local authorities and daily serve all types of legal documents including:
Statutory Demands, Bankruptcy Petitions, Winding Up Petitions, Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders, Witness Summons, Possession Orders, N79a Suspended Committal Orders, N84 Interim Third Party Debt Orders, N39 Order To Attend Court, Prohibited Steps Orders and Divorce Petitions other types of High court and County court legal documents throughout the UK.
Q. What happens if no one answers when you attend?
A: We re-attend!
We also make inquiries to establish when the subject would normally be at the address so they can receive the documents in good time. The Process Server service is the best way to achieve the required response.
Q. When will I know that the documents have been served?
A: We update you immediately.
Q. What times will you visit to serve my documents?
A: Any time - Any place - Anywhere! ( Well, almost anywhere )
Q. What happens if they say they have never been served?
A: Evidence for the court is provided by the Process Server that has personally served the document. This is the statement of truth the proof that is signed or sworn by the Process Server. This details the information on how, when, and where the subject was served.
Q. Do you have a question?
A. Sometimes things aren’t straightforward and you may wish to talk your situation through with a professional Process Server. When you
Call 0333 242 0630 we will give you advice on how to progress. If it is difficult for you to call us send an email and we will respond within 2-4 hours.