Proserve – We Serve Legal Documents in New Zealand & Worldwide.

November 19, 2021
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Proserve are New Zealand process servers with over three decades of experience serving legal documents, court proceedings and dissolution of marriage applications.

Serving Legal Documents – New Zealand Process Servers (Legal Document Servers)

Serving legal documents in accordance with the New Zealand Courts rules of service is a key element to the legal process. We have over three decades of experience serving legal documents with a team of process servers from Kaitaia to Bluff.

Why do clients select us?

Our process servers are recognised for their high success rate and knowledge of the legal process.

Do you need a professional and cost-effective New Zealand process server?

According to New Zealand legal requirements, each person has a right to be notified if legal or court action is taken against them. To ensure that everyone is adequately informed of court and legal action, New Zealand law requires legal documents relating to court or legal action must be personally served (delivered).

The recipient or defendant who serves the documents is known as a process server. In some cases, recipients or defendants will avoid service for various reasons, you can apply for an order for substituted service, the order may instruct the process server to serve the documents at the recipients or defendants workplace, next of kin, or other such place that is known to be frequented by the recipient or defendant.

What is a process server?

A process server is an individual who serves legal documents on a recipient or defendant named in the court proceedings. The service of process occurs when a process server successfully delivers the documents to a recipient or defendant named in the court proceedings.

Our process servers have 30 + years of experience serving legal documents throughout New Zealand.

What is process serving?

Process serving is the service of a summons, court proceedings, dissolution of marriage applications or other legal documents. Recipients and defendants who are the subject of legal process must be personally notified, this notification is known as the service of process.

Depending on the nature of the case, the documents are required to be served personally on a recipient or defendant by a process server within the time stipulated by the courts, this allows the recipient or defendant time to respond.

Serving legal documents  

  • Our process servers will visit the last known residential address of a recipient or defendant to serve legal documents.
  • Process servers are an essential part of the legal process, incorrectly served legal documents result in a delay of the legal process.
  • Avoiding service is not an option. If a process server is unable to serve the documents, they will seek a Court order for “substituted service”.
  • Our process server can also be instructed to serve the documents on another employee at the recipients or defendants workplace.

PROSERVE professionally serves a range of legal documents throughout New Zealand, including:

  • District court documents
  • Family court documents
  • High court documents
  • Employment court documents
  • Child custody orders
  • Tenancy eviction notices
  • Dissolution of marriage applications
  • Family protection orders
  • Court summonses
  • Bankruptcy notices
  • Demand notices
  • Trespass notices
  • Property law act notices
  • Orders for examination
  • Charging documents
  • International court subpoenas
  • Company receivership documents
  • Sensitive personal or commercial documents
  • Pre-possession notices
  • Repossession warrants

Frequently asked questions: 

Q. What does it cost?

A. No hidden costs! We charge an inclusive fee including time and mileage. Additional fees will be charged for rural, remote and geographically challenging areas of New Zealand.

Q. What do you need?

A: Email us your documents for service, we will upload your documents to our online portal. If you are a regular client, you can upload your own documents and instructions.

Q: How long does it take to serve my documents? 

A: We guarantee the first attempt to serve your documents will be within 24 hours of receiving your documents.

Q: What happens after my documents are served?

A: We will provide you with the service details via our online portal. The service details are captured in real time using the latest GPS field based technology.

Q: What happens if my documents cant be served?  

A: If service cannot be effected, you will receive a detailed report outlining the date, time and locations visited (this information is available on our online portal).

Q. What documents do you serve? 

A. Our process servers have 35 + years of experience serving a range of documents, including:

  • Demand notices
  • Trespass notices
  • Witness summons
  • Protection orders
  • Confidential documents
  • Property law act notices
  • International legal process
  • High Court judgements
  • Orders for examination
  • District Court proceedings
  • High Court proceedings
  • Appeal Court proceedings
  • Employment Court proceedings
  • Family Court proceedings
  • Child custody matters
  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce) applications
  • Pre-possession notices
  • Repossession warrants
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency related documents
  • Charging documents for government agencies

Q. What areas of New Zealand do you service?

A. Our process servers operate in every area and region of New Zealand, including: Northland, Whangarei, Auckland, Wellsford, Warkworth, Orewa, Albany, Takapuna, Mangere, Manurewa, Pukekohe, Coromandel Peninsular, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga, Waikato, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Otorohanga, King Country, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Murupara, East Cape, Gisborne, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria, Te Kaha, Taranaki, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Waitara, Inglewood, Manawatu, National Park, Waiouru, Taihape, Palmerston North, Marton, Bulls, Feilding, Ashhurst, Foxton, Horowhenua, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Wellington, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Wairarapa: Featherston, Pahiatua, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Tasman, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Motueka, West Coast, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Wanaka, Queenstown, Twizel, Alexander, Te Anau, Canterbury, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Southland, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Balclutha, Mossburn, Gore.

New Zealand Process Servers Since 1987. Cost-Effective Legal Document Serving from Kaitaia to Bluff.