Documents served quickly and correctly
Process serving is the act of delivering legal documentation, when notifying a party of legal action you must ensure that the documentation has actually been received. A process server will deliver the documentation and then sign a witness statement or sworn affidavit to say that the documentation was delivered to the specified person at the specified address on or before the required time. This is to prevent the third party from claiming they did not receive the documentation or that they were unaware of the court date.
We differ from other process servers in the fact that our operatives are qualified private investigators and will go the extra mile to ensure they get the documents served correctly and in due time. Some documents can be hand delivered to a letterbox where as others may require a ‘personal service’ which requires the document to be presented to the third party in person.
Our operatives will make three attempts to deliver the documentation and complete the relevant ‘proof of service’ to be presented in court should the third party still try to claim they have not received the document.
Documents that require service:
Notice Seeking Possession
Notice to Quit
N39 Order to Attend
Process serving may seem like a simple task however it is very easy for a recipient to deny receiving documentation unless you have a mutual third party who are willing to testify that they personally delivered the documentation.
They continued to deal with the buyer out of good faith but their balance had mounted to just over £8,000, they contacted the buyer multiple times to resolve the outstanding invoices but after a while stopped receiving answers to their calls and emails. They sent a letter and a statement of accounts saying they would seek legal action if they did not hear a response with 28 days.
They did not receive a response so they were forced to send a statutory demand to the company, as advised they sent a copy to the companies registered address, their trading address and the email address listed on their website. They spoke to the court who advised them to have the document served before they could take any further action, they contacted us and requested we serve the documents to the company.
Once the detective returned they completed and signed a statement of service, this document was sent back to the client in the event that the debtor tried to dispute receiving the documents. In this particular instance the debtor accepted the fact they would be taken to court and contacted the supplier to arrange payment for the outstanding balance.