Process Serving Overseas

At Arkline Legal Agents, we have a wealth of experience in international process serving. Our clients include solicitors, financial institutions, debt collection agencies, central and local governments, companies, and individuals. We will ensure your documents are served securely and in a legally compliant way that will stand up to court scrutiny. We are also able to conduct doorstep enquiries to help you gain more information about the subject.
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“We find Arkline always responsive, however large or small the task, they take on board the detail, focus on the outcomes needed and run a well organised reporting, administration and invoicing system.”

Andrew Breckenridge, Partner

Gordons LLP

Process serving involves the service of legal documents upon a person or a company. We partner with agencies around the world to ensure your documents are served in compliance with the law according to local jurisdiction. We can serve documents in the following countries:

  • Isle of Mann
  • Jersey
  • Guernsey
  • British Virgin Islands (BVI) (claim forms, notices, and applications)
  • Luxembourg
  • Gibraltar
  • EU/EEA Member States
  • North America, Central America, and South America
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • India

The above list is not exhaustive, please contact us to see if we can serve in the country you require. By instructing Arkline Legal Agents you can be confident you are working with a highly conscientious, trustworthy, disciplined team.

How do I know Arkline Legal Services has the authority to serve my documents?

By contacting the below you can quickly check whether or not the country you wish to serve the documents in allows our team to arrange for service.

Contact Details

Foreign Process Section, Room E16, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
DX 44450 Strand
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7947 778 / 6488 / 6691 / 1741 / 6682
Fax: +44 (0)870 324 0025
 To find out more about how we can help with overseas process serving, please get in touch today.

Key Benefits

  • You can be confident that your documents will be served in full compliance with the law of the relevant country, negating the risk of the court dismissing the case or issuing cost sanctions on the grounds of procedural impropriety.
  • Your documents will be served quickly and to the right person or business. This is important if there is a requirement to meet a particular deadline.
  • Because our process servers are independent of any proceedings, the proof of service they provide will carry considerable weight.
  • If you need to serve documents containing sensitive information you can trust that we will act in full compliance with the UK GDPR, EU GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, and any other privacy-related legislation.

Key Features

  • Confirmation of receipt of documents
  • Standard service first attempt within three days of agent receipt
  • Doorstep enquiries available
  • Minimum of three visits if necessary/required is included in the fee
  • ‘Out of hours’ visits included
  • Certificates, Statements and Affidavits of service provided

What we Need From You

To receive a quote, please email

  • The number one to indicate the first item needed to trace an asset

    An email or covering letter containing your contact details and specific instructions.

  • The number two to indicate the second item needed to trace an asset

    The documents for service. We will attach a copy of the relevant document to exhibit to the statement /certificate/affidavit for service.

  • The number two to indicate the second item needed to trace an asset

    To improve your chances of success please provide the subject’s, date of birth, telephone, email address, previous/parental address, and employment details.

Why Choose Us?

  • Member of the Association of British Investigators (ABI), the only professional investigations association endorsed by the legal profession.
  • ISO 9001 Quality Certification - UKAS Accredited
  • Member of the World Association of Detectives (WAD)
  • Not only do we have a specialist in-house tracing team, but we also have a licensed field force that operates throughout the UK. We also have contacts with approved tracing agents based overseas.
  • All our employees are trained on the compliance requirements of the UK GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, and other relevant privacy laws.
  • As a niche company dedicated to providing debtor tracing expertise and process serving we collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and provide clients with one point of contact. We respond to all client phone calls and emails as swiftly as possible. Our team also prides itself on their agility and creativity, ensuring they meet clients’ objectives regardless of the complexity of the debt tracing project.
  • At Arkline Legal Agents, we invest heavily in technology to ensure our clients receive best in class service and results. Our point of difference is that we subscribe to all the available tracing databases.
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