Process Server UK

When notifying a party of legal action, it is important to be sure that the documentation has actually been received. A Process Server is a trusted third party that will guarantee that documents have been delivered directly into the hands of the named recipient(s) and informed them of the contents. Process servers will then provide a statement, certificate or affidavit that details when, where and how the document was served to prove that the party has been notified.

What is the Role of a Process Server?

In the UK, process serving is a type of personal service in connection with legal proceedings, where legal documents must be delivered to one or more parties involved. Documents should not be mishandled, and the person receiving them should either be the named recipient or somebody authorised to receive the papers on their behalf. Process server companies also provide documentation known as a “proof of service”, this comes in the form of a statement, certificate or affidavit and demonstrates that the papers were served correctly.

When a person fails to respond to official correspondence, the courts’ process will be delayed and causes problems. The role of experienced process servers is highly important as they can ensure that legal documents such as summons, warrants and other court orders are delivered immediately.

UK Process Servers are responsible for delivering “due process” on behalf of a law firm, the courts, or anyone involved in a legal case. They should also be unbiased and impartial in carrying out their duties to maintain the integrity of the law. This makes hiring Reveal PI private investigators the best choice.

We also provide the following private investigation services:

Witness statement service – We can help gather and document witness statements in court or through phone/email interviews.
Background checks – Process Servers can do background checks on potential employees, customers, and business partners to provide you with peace of mind knowing you are dealing with the correct people.
Asset searches – An experienced process server can find the missing or hidden assets of a person you are chasing for payment. This is generally combined with a debt collection and can effectively recover monies owed.

We offer a fixed-fee process serving package of up to 3 visits. We guarantee that we will deliver legal documents correctly and on time, every time. We will provide you with a statement of service within 48 hours of serving the papers to confirm the time and date of the delivery.

We accept work funded by the Legal Aid Authority and private cases.

Many recipients are aware that they will be getting served at some point, making it difficult for process servers to locate and identify them. Fortunately, we are private investigators. We are discreet, experienced, and have a variety of techniques and equipment we can use to locate the subject, confirm their identity and evidence their receipt.

What Happens if Someone Refuses to be Legally Served?

If papers are not served correctly and on time, the case will be postponed, or worse, participants may be thrown out of court. . That’s why the use of a reputable process server like Reveal PI will ensure the process is completed accurately and legally.

A process server is trained and experienced to ensure that the legal papers are served correctly and on time. You can rest assured that we will exercise of every lawful technique to serve the documents.

As an experienced UK process server, Reveal PI has worked with all kinds of clients. We are experts in the rules that apply to process serving and we document every step taken to reach a recipient. We also have the investigative skills to track down people who have moved or simply avoid getting served.

Get in Touch to Discuss Your Process Serving Needs

Above & Beyond Process Serving

With the use of covert, body-worn cameras, we can provide video footage to supplement our statement of service, giving you peace of mind that the recipient is left with no excuses.

Suppose you are unsure of the location or address of your subject. Then, we also offer a Trace & Serve package that includes identifying the subject’s whereabouts and the process service itself.

  • Fixed Fee Process Serving
  • Trace & Serve Packages Available
  • Weekend Service Available
  • Nationwide Coverage
  • Covert Footage of Service Available
  • Statements of Service sent within 48 hours

What our customers said

Case Studies

Curious whether we are the right process server for the job? Take a look at some of our success stories.

The Man Who Accused Our Process Server Of Lying

In many of our process serves we wear a covert body-worn camera and obtain video evidence of the serve, although it is very rare anybody ever disputes that they were served, it does happen from time to time. A client came to us with the need for service of documents relating to a court appearance, the case was to do with overdue debts and the client’s solicitor had informed them to contact us. During the initial phone call our…

Serving One Of Two Identical Brothers

As a Process Server a photograph of your recipient is always helpful however not in the case of two near identical brothers. We were tasked with serving a recipient a Divorce Petition, the client and the dizygotic brother had been separated for some time, due to building a new life abroad the client wanted to deal with her past once and for all and understandably contacted Reveal Private Investigations to support with delivering the petitions of her husband. Find…

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Process Serving FAQ

Our process servers provide nationwide coverage, we are also part of a global network allowing us to offer support internationally.

Our catalogue of agents ensures that the task will be completed to the highest standard irrespective of the tasks location.

Yes, we offer a professional collection service (from your office or the court).

Due to the time-sensitive nature of the matter and the variation in pick up locations, we have to price document collection on a case by case basis.

Process serving is a service provided by professionals to ensure the designated recipient receives essential documents and prevent them from denying knowledge of the contents. Process is usually served ‘personally’, which involves speaking with the recipient directly and handing them the paperwork or informing them of the contents and leaving them in a safe place.


Our fixed-fee process serving packages include up to three visits so we can make a further two visits without incurring additional fee’s.

Certain types of documents, like Statutory Demand at a company registered office, can be served by affixing the documents to a safe and visible place. Others can be served through substituted service (posting them through a letterbox).

It is not mandatory to physically hand legal documents to the recipient but it is highly preferable. If we are unable to speak with the recipient, part of our private investigation services is to make enquiries to confirm they live at the said address. We will then send a letter of appointment to arrange a time when we will return to serve the respondent personally.

Yes, as process servers we are aware that many of the cases we are involved in are being funded by way of Legal Aid. If your client is receiving support from the legal aid authority or your solicitor is looking for a process server that accepts legal aid rates we are happy to help.

The current rates for process servers are as follows:

Non-London £25.60

London £18.40

Mileage £0.45ppm

We aim to make our first visit within 72 hours of receiving the documentation with a typical process serving. However, we offer a priority service that includes a guaranteed same-day express service.

Once we can confirm service, we will prepare and submit our statement/certificate/affidavit within 48 hours. Please inform us of any pending deadlines, and we will endeavour to provide all required documentation within the given timeframe.

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