Process Serving during Covid-19 Pandemic
update 20th August 2021
We have the following provision for solicitors firms and private clients requiring Service of Process during Covid restrictions, during which we have a designated ‘Essential Worker’ status:Domestic: Without transgressing Government directives, we are providing Process Serving in an acceptable manner – the principle being to avoid any form of personal contact within a two metre distance and any form of social contact with any other person. Staff are equipped with PPE
Corporate: With many companies operating from home working environments, while service on a registered office is generally acceptable we will also endeavour, if required to trace to a Directors home or other working address
International: As from 17th May 2021 we are now able to reinstate Service of Legal Process in most of Europe and the Middle East
What to Do
While observing Covid-19 precautions, service has been effected professionally on both personal and commercial respondents
It is helpful if documents for service are emailed, to save issues of collecting from Court or your office.
Service in the UK
Answers Investigation are commissioned by legal firms across the UK and abroad, serving legal documents in the UK and Internationally (see below) - everything from Court Orders to Winding Up and Bankruptcy petitions
Serving legal documents is more than just playing postman; it takes perspicacity, sometimes persistence, and often involves outwitting the Respondent. Our approach is appreciated, referenced by this letter of recognition
We will collect from Court or from your office and prepare affidavit or Statement of Service in-house.
We have encountered many different situations over two decades, serving companies, individuals, corporations, members of the armed forces, travellers camps - even Marine vessels and on one occasion an aircraft
Despite the sometimes difficult circumstances, we have never had anyone injured - that takes thought, planning and care, as well as respect for the Respondent. In other words, treat people respectfully and it is likely they will respond.
International Process Service
International process Serving is two way - both for overseas legal firms serving in the UK, and for UK firms needing service overseas - in France, Spain, Ireland, the Canary Islands, Monaco, the Middle East, Singapore and many other countries - often more cost effective and reliable than attempting to get something served locally
Process Serving in Spain
Process Serving in Singapore
Process Serving in United Arab Emirates
Process Serving in France
Process Serving in Gibraltar
Process Serving in Monaco
What to Do
While observing Covid-19 precautions, service has been effected professionally on both personal and commercial respondents.
It is helpful if documents for service are emailed, to save issues of collecting from Court or your office
We serve legal documents Nationally and Internationally
Overseas organisations who operate in the United Kingdom may need to provide an address in the UK at which legal proceedings can be served on them. In international markets, overseas companies commonly enter into agreements that are governed by English Law. They are obliged to appoint a UK based agent who will accept service on their behalf, ensuring UK Courts have jurisdiction in dispute