Project Description

Process Serving

Reliable service provided by experienced international investigators

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Process Serving Since 1977

Serving Process Local & Worldwide

Research Associates are an established company providing Process Serving services throughout the UK and internationally. We act directly for both law firms and for private and commercial clients. We specifically specialise in Process Serving which requires a degree of tact or subtlety; the more challenging cases of process. This service is offered throughout the UK and worldwide.

We carry out instructions, based on supplied intelligence relating to the recipient of the process. We believe it prudent to liaise closely with clients, who typically have information helpful to successfully serve a person or company. Research Associates enjoy working closely with Solicitors and Lawyers to ensure good process, whatever the jurisdiction.

Immediate Service

Research Associates typically initiate the procedure of service immediately upon receipt of written instruction, accompanied by the relevant documentation, as well as copies. We work towards carrying out service within agreeable time periods, and where required, at short notice. Being members of both the prestigious World Association of Investigators (WAD) and the Association of British Investigators (ABI), Research Associates have the expertise to serve legal papers anywhere in the world.

Where appropriate Research Associates’ personnel will inform clients of any developing situation and, once service has been effected, we ensure that a report and Statement of Service (or where requested, a sworn Affidavit of Personal Service) are delivered by registered post or courier.

We believe that service, reliability and attention to detail are all paramount to the successful service of documents, and we therefore guarantee that any document we receive for service will be personally served to our client’s satisfaction.

Since 1977, Research Associates has been serving the following types of documents:

  • Assault and Trespass Injunctions
  • Bankruptcy Petitions
  • Cross-Jurisdiction Process
  • Divorce Petitions
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions (Including Power of Arrest attachments)
  • Harassment Act 1997 Injunctions
  • Landlord and Tenants Injunctions.
  • Non Molestation Orders
  • Occupation Orders
  • Property related Injunctions.
  • Residence, Contact and Removal from Jurisdiction Orders
  • Statutory Demands
  • Statutory Winding-Up Petitions/ Winding-Up Petitions Orders

Research Associates employ Process Servers active throughout Greater London, as well as covering the whole of the UK using only experienced local professional agents. Please note that Research Associates does not carry out flat rate process serving. We typically charge an hourly rate, plus reasonable expenses directly relating to the task. Please note that Research Associates do not undertake cases funded by Legal Aid.

What next?

Since every investigation is essentially unique and because of the delicate nature of all we do, before commencement of any assignment we suggest you call and speak with us. We find by talking through the outline of your current circumstance in confidence and asking just a few non-intrusive questions, we become fully able to comprehend your specific requirement. This will also enable you to get to know how we work and for us to give a clear plan of action, costs, turn around time and to decide whether you wish to instruct us.

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