Process Serving - Leeds

Date: Monday 23rd March, 2020 - Venue: , LS1 2LH

ABI Academy Workshop

Our team of ABI approved trainers and industry experts offer you a varied programme of essential learning for professionals that aim to be successful professional investigators whether in the private or public sector.

The range of learning opportunities is refreshed regularly. We will not stand still.

In this workshop the ABI Academy will cover:

Process Serving

Some people will foolishly describe a Process Server as a glorified courier.

Anybody that enters the profession with that idea is heading for trouble.

Process Servers play a vital, yet often understated, role in the judicial system. They keep the wheels of justice turning by locating respondents and serving documents upon them. Easy?

There are several different types of documents to understand; several different procedures according to jurisdiction, types of proceedings, types of respondent, different courts, precedents and time scales.

The team will guide you through the differences in documents, point out the classic mistakes and defences and arm you with sufficient information to enable you to be an effective process server or perhaps confirm that you are one already?

At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have learnt about the legal requirements, effective service, the Data Protection Act and how it applies to process serving, Health and safety considerations, receiving instructions from clients and how to prepare affidavits, certificates and statements.

Workshop Timetable:

09.30 – 10.30: Introduction to the modules and tutors. Icebreaker. ABI / Academy.
Context: Professional Standards and BS102000, Conducting Investigations.
Overview of the documents that process servers deliver
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00: Process Serving: Timescales, reports and proofs of service
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00: Process Serving (Cont...). Health and safety considerations. Process serving best practice
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00: Process Server workshop

All learners have 24/7 access to the Process Serving E-LEARN PORTAL for 18 months after enrolling – for pre study and access to a library of support, knowledge and expertise covering: 

  • Principles of Gathering and Using Information for Investigations
  • Methods and rules of process serving and the means by which the serves are reported
  • Civil Procedure Rules, Claim Forms
  • Divorce Petitions
  • Statutory Demands, Bankruptcy and Winding up Petitions
  • Order to Attend court for questioning / Suspended committal order
  • Sample reports and proofs of service for:
  • Statutory Demands
  • Bankruptcy Petitions
  • Winding up Petitions
  • Non-Molestation Orders
  • Residence Orders
  • Occupation Orders
  • Committal Notices
  • Licensing Notices
  • Divorce Petitions
  • Subpoenas
  • Witness Summonses
  • Applications
  • Possession Orders
  • Notices to Quit
  • Claim Forms
  • Witness Summons
  • N79a Suspended Committal Order
  • N84 Interim Third Party Debt Order
  • N39 Order to Attend Court
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Strategies. Health and safety considerations. Process serving best practice

What to bring with you:

You should have with you some writing materials – pen and notepad.

You may need to go outdoors to carry out an exercise so suitable clothing should be brought for the weather conditions at the time.

For all workshops bring a laptop that can connect to the Internet wirelessly (a tablet may not be suitable).

If attending a Tracker workshop and you possess a GPS Tracking device then please bring it with you, fully charged along with its instruction manual if you have one. You will need its log-in details.

You may be provided with handouts during the workshop. A suitable folder to put them in would be useful.

A copy of the Process Servers Guide, click here to purchase.

Trainer: Kevin Regan


  1. Due to the nature of this workshop very limited places are available.
  2. The ABI reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event.
  3. In the event the ABI postpones or cancels this event, only the booking/ticket fee paid will be refunded.
  4. Should a delegate be unable to attend the ticket may be transferred on giving ABI prior notice.