Process Server UK
When notifying a party of legal action, it is important to ensure 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 that they have been informed 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, this can cause problems and dramatically increase legal expenses. Therefore, 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 deliver “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 – Our process Servers can do background checks on potential employees, customers, and business partners, giving you the peace you need knowing you are dealing with trustworthy people.
Asset searches – An experienced private investigator 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. In addition, 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 may be postponed, or worse, participants may be thrown out of court. That’s why using a reputable process server like Reveal Private Investigators & Process Servers 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. Rest assured, our process servers will exercise every lawful technique to serve the documents.
As an experienced UK process server, Reveal PI has worked with all kinds of clients. We are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations that apply to process serving, and we document every step taken to reach a recipient. Our process servers also have the investigative skills to track down people who have moved or simply avoid getting served.
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Above & Beyond Process Serving
By using covert, body-worn cameras, we can provide video footage to supplement our statement of service. 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
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Process Serving FAQs
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.
The 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 includes up to three visits, so we can make a further two visits without incurring additional fees.
Certain documents, like Statutory Demand at a company, or 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 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:
It is part of our procedure to conduct the first visit within 72 hours of receiving the documentation when dealing with typical process serving cases. However, we offer a priority service that includes a guaranteed same-day express service.
Once we 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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You may have heard the term Process Server before, particularly if you have ever needed to get important documents for an upcoming court case. There is still some confusion about what a Process Server is, what they can do and why anyone would use one.