Process serving

Choose HCE for prompt, efficient process serving with a personalised service

Service of legal documents is a specialist field, especially where the debtor is avoiding contact. Local knowledge is key in effective processing and our nationwide chain of Enforcement Agents means we can offer local knowledge on a national scale.

We’ve got a proven track record in serving legal documents and our extensive experience and national coverage means there’s a strong likelihood that our Enforcement Agents are aware of your debtor, instantly giving us the edge.

Our service

We pride ourselves on our personalised service and keep you updated every step of the way. Our personal reporting system detailing client needs and individual circumstances ensures you receive the expert assistance you need, promptly and efficiently.

We encourage respondents to make immediate contact with you to avoid further action and costs but because our reports are prepared by Enforcement Officers rather than a process agent, we can advise you on any enforcement steps you might need to take.

We comply with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) to ensure there are no errors in procedure avoiding any delays.

All service levels include:

  • Confirm receipt of all instructions
  • Regular client updates
  • Standard service of documents
  • Statement provided for Statutory Demands, Bankruptcy Petitions, Winding-up Petitions and Claim forms
  • Affidavits provided for N39 Orders

Our three service levels

Standard service

Our standard service can be completed within 15 working days. This service also covers a personal service when required, which includes up to three visits and an evening visit.

Expedited service

In just five working days we can complete our expedited service, providing a quick convenient solution for your process serving and investigation needs. Our expedited service also covers a personal service when required, which involves three visits including an evening visit.

Next day service

If you are under strict time constraints, our next day service provides for service of documents to be completed the next day (on instructions received before 4.30pm). This unparalleled professional and thorough service ensures a smooth, hassle free process. Our next day service also covers a personal service when required, which involves up to three visits and an evening visit. We can tailor this service to suit your specific requirements and a quote can be given prior to instruction.

What you need to do

If you wish to instruct us, simply post or email copies of your documents to our Swansea office:

Commercial and Eviction Services Team
High Court Enforcement Group,
Vaughan Thomas House
141 Walter Road

At HCE Group we’re flexible and here to help. Call our Commercial and Eviction Services team on 01792 450031 to find out more about our process serving services.

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