What is typical process serving procedure?

Process serving is the act of giving notice of legal action to either the court, or defendant. The court documents are named the ‘process’ and they are delivered to the person to be served. For the procedure to be effective, it is imperative that the correct standards are followed with no margin for error.

What might you need to serve legal papers for?

Serving legal papers or a court order can range from a seven day letter to injunctions, and will depend on the individual case. For recovering outstanding debt, a statutory demand is typically the format required. The legal papers must be combined with the correct forms that can be obtained online, in order to deliver them in accordance with Court Procedure rules.

Who needs to serve them?

If you are starting the case yourself, you will not be able to serve papers. A third party will have to serve them on your behalf, which is why hiring a professional enforcement agency is essential to ensure the process is carried out correctly. At Able Investigations, our process serving team aim to serve all documents personally and within 24 hours of instruction for timely and efficient service.

What can you expect afterwards?

Once the papers have been served, a certificated process server will provide you with a certificate, statement or affidavit. Whichever your preferred method, this will act as sufficient proof that the legal papers have been served within the time schedule and can be presented to the court.

If you would like some assistance with process serving, Able Investigations specialise in serving legal papers and court orders both quickly and legally. We are the considered choice for legal firms and solicitors, and even offer training for legal practices so that they are up to date with enforcement law.

For more information or advice, you can call a member of our team on 0845 3707 401.

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