Process serving – the act of delivering formal court orders and related documents to a respondent – can be a bit of a minefield. There are many processes – no pun intended – to follow and documents must often be delivered in a timely manner. This isn’t always easy for a solicitor whose hands are full with running other aspects of cases, but a private investigator can certainly help.
Tracking Down Evasive Respondents
Often, someone who is being summoned to court would rather not attend. If they’ve broken the law, then they believe that avoiding court summons – and therefore having an excuse to avoid court – can get them off the hook. They’re wrong, of course, but that doesn’t mean you can just ignore them. You must still make certain efforts to deliver their court documents, often in person, before you can resort to other forms of communication. This is where a private investigator can be most effective – with all their experience in tracking people down, documents can be served in enough time to fulfil the court’s demands.
Knowing The Laws Regarding Process Serving
There are various laws regarding process serving, including not just the delivery of documents but then how this is confirmed, which must be fulfilled for process serving to be legal. An experienced private investigator will know these laws and rules inside-out and can ensure successful delivery and the correct documentation or evidence to confirm this. Even where there may be regional variations, such as in Scotland where a witness may be required, a good PI will know what must be done to legally serve documents. At EJM Investigations we can even deal with international documents – both sending and receiving!
Get In Touch
If you’re a solicitor and you’ve been let down by your regular process server, or you’re just looking for extra help in the new year as you take on more cases, then get in touch with EJM Investigations. We’re highly experienced in process serving and can help deliver documents timely and effectively. Give us a call today on 01772 334700 to find out more.