Tips on Serving a Company with a Statutory Demand

If you are owed money by a company, perhaps the most effective way of recovering the debt is by serving a statutory demand. So, how do you go about serving a statutory demand? Continue reading

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Qualities to Look Out for in a Process Server

When it comes to choosing process servers in London, you’ll want only the best, which is why it’s important to understand what to look out for. A competent processing server should embody the following qualities:

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How to Obtain and Serve a Non-Molestation Order

If you are unfortunate enough to be a domestic violence victim, you can apply for an injunction or ‘non-molestation order’. A non-molestation order can be used to protect you and your family from harm or from being threatened by your abuser. If the person named in the order breaks it, they can be arrested. Continue reading

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Time Compliance and the Collection of Legal Documents

Did you know that there are two separate Civil Procedure rules and two practice directions that deal with time compliance when it comes to time sensitive court orders? To be precise these are Rules 2.8 and 6.26 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) along with practice directions (PD) 5B and 6A. Surprisingly, a great many legal representatives have no idea that these exist. A failure to take this into account when arranging for the collection of crucial documents and their delivery can make or break a case.

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Serving Legal Papers Highly Diverse as Media Shows

There is a common public perception that the law is something connected to dusty books, barristers in wigs, and wordy rules and regulations. Many people have no perceptive of the different types of law, and couldn’t tell you the difference between case and civil law.

But thanks to the media, the process of serving legal documents is firmly planted in public consciousness, and not just because of hideous USA reality shows.

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International Cases Boost London Economy, Legal Workload and Language Barriers

London’s position as a global legal centre is reflected in the fact that two-thirds of cases in the city’s commercial courts involve non-UK litigants. It is the result of an active and robust campaign to encourage overseas tycoons and international companies to settle their disputes in London, which in turn creates billions of pounds of revenue.

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Myths and movies – no traps or chases

If Hollywood – and USA “reality” shows – are to be believed, the life of a Process Server is fraught with danger and involves subterfuge and guerrilla attacks to serve legal papers. There are even some people who imagine they use disguises and false identities to gain access to recipients.

The truth is that they are an efficient, competent group of professionals governed by strict regulations, who get the paperwork from one place to another in a timely and trackable manner.

Having the right credentials and skills to do the job without any drama, is all in a day’s work for the team from Process Servers London.

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Global Cases Mean Bigger Headaches

If legal paperwork is tied to international cases – when the involved parties are not in the same country or even continent – then getting advice and support from an experienced process server is vital.

Whether it’s a single instruction or a larger number of documents, for a complex case or multiple cases, serving paperwork to the right people within court-set deadlines becomes even more of a headache when it crosses borders and even time zones.

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Why DIY Just Won’t Do For Legal Documents

In the days of austerity, it would be easy to think that savings can be made by delivering legal documents by courier or some other untrained person. However, asking a co-worker or friend to do this is a risky business. Alternatively, process servers in London offer a comprehensive service and work for a fixed, pre-agreed fee, allowing you to avoid any potential issues.

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What Types of Papers do Process Servers Serve?

A lot of people are ill-informed about the role of process servers. At best, they have a rough idea that we deliver papers for court cases; at worst, they have to Google the term to have any idea of what it is.

This is not so surprising. Although a fundamental cog in the legal system, a lot of people won’t have had the need to enlist one, so when you do, it can be eye-opening to realise just how many types of legal documents can be served – including, perhaps, the one that concerns you.

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