Process Serving

Why Use De Vere Intellica

  • Competitive fees with no hidden costs
  • Urgent and non-urgent instructions accepted
  • Set fees can be agreed for most jobs rather than an hourly rate
  • Reports are provided in relation to all work carried out and a Statement/ Affidavit of Service will be supplied where required.
  • All cases and client are treated professionally and we are available to discuss cases, make suggestions and talk through options as and when necessary.
  • Prior experience of arranging service of documents outside the UK, including but not limited to the USA, Malaysia and Spain.

Overseas Clients

  • We have experience of undertaking work for overseas clients and ensuring that the documents are served in compliance with the Hague Convention
  • We understand the importance of ensuring that Affidavits provided are accepted by a non-UK Court – to this end we frequently provide evidence of service which has been apostiled (?)or notarised.

Case Studies

Private client

A client contacted us as she was arranging a serve on behalf of her son who lives in Australia; she had a very tight deadline as she need to take the proof of service with her when she went to visit her son in 7 days’ time. She was unsure of the procedure and we talked it through with her, listened to the specifics of her case and agreed a strategy. On the day of service we attended at the provided address at the agreed time and personally served the subject. Once service was complete the client was immediately informed and an Affidavit of Service was provided which she could submit to Court to prove that the papers had been served and she was also able to take a copy to her son in Australia.

Overseas Client

An email query was received overnight from the USA needing a Claim Form served in Sussex. We advised the client on the process, confirmed that the serve would be in line with the Hague Convention guidelines and the documents for service were emailed over. We attended at the provided address but the subject was no longer at the property; same day desk-based trace searches located a current residential address for the subject which we attended that evening and personally served the documents. Once the documents were served we provided the client with notarised proof of service.

Urgent Solicitor job

A phone call was received on a Thursday afternoon at 2pm requesting that we attend at the RCJ to collect documents for service and then immediately travel to Kent to serve the documents ensuring that they were served prior to 5pm. Without delay we attended the Court to collect the documents and returned to our office to make copies (to use for the evidence of service) before travelling to Kent to serve the documents. The papers were served at 4.30pm and the Affidavit of Service was completed and delivered to our client by 9am the Friday morning.

About Us

We have been serving documents and attending addresses on behalf of our legal and corporate clients since 1992. During the past 22 years we have refined our techniques and methods to ensure that the brief is achieved as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Our impressive service means we are regularly instructed by a significant number of top 100 law firms, finance providers and local authorities.

We are located in Gray’s Inn, London at the heart of the legal community. Our locations means we can collect documents from our clients in Central London as well as attend the various London courts to either collect or issue documents.

In addition to process serving we offer complimentary services such as tracing and asset searches.