Process Servers – Legal Document Serving

Dion Neill served his first legal document in 1987! You can trust our process servers to professionally serve your legal documents anywhere in New Zealand.

The Neill Group (TNG) are New Zealand’s most experienced process servers. We have been professionally serving legal documents and court proceedings since 1987.

Even with particularly difficult process serving assignments, our clients can be confident. We have the experience, dedication, and ability, to effect service of legal documents correctly in accordance with the New Zealand Courts rules of service.

Rest assured, if we can’t serve your documents, it won’t be served. We have built a reputation over many years for astounding our clients by “doing the impossible”.

In cases where documents can’t be served, we provide all the details for an affidavit. Consequently, our reports provide the courts with sufficient evidence for additional orders including substituted service.

We operate New Zealand’s largest network of experienced process servers (legal document servers). Our process servers are based in every region of New Zealand including rural, remote and geographically challenging areas.

Our nationwide legal document serving team have an excellent working knowledge of local geography and can access reliable sources of information.

A number of our process servers are former bailiffs, police officers and military personnel. Our people are the best process servers in New Zealand with significant experience serving New Zealand and international legal process.

Why do clients select us? Because the process servers engaged by The Neill Group (TNG) are widely recognised for their high success rate, vast experience, knowledge of legal process and investment in the latest field technology.

We provide nationwide document and legal process serving for a number of New Zealand law firms, barristers, solicitors, government agencies, lending institutions and reputable debt collection agency’s.

With time critical documents and a fast approaching court deadline, you can rely on our highly-skilled process servers throughout New Zealand to serve your documents on time, every time.

Why The Neill Group (TNG)?

Dion Neill served his first legal document in 1987! The Neill Group (TNG) operates a nationwide team of process servers with an excellent working knowledge of local geography.

We operate the largest network of experienced and highly-skilled Court approved process servers in New Zealand, operating from Kaitaia to Bluff.

A number of our process servers throughout New Zealand are former bailiffs, police officers and military personnel. Our people are the best process servers in New Zealand with significant experience serving legal process.

We are authorised to serve criminal documents pursuant to the Summary Proceedings Act 1957. We serve legal documents correctly and abide by the Courts rules of service.

We use informants, public databases, information sources and an extensive range of proven tracing methods to assist in serving the most evasive defendants or recipients.

Our robust processes and latest document serving management software ensures we remain a formidable competitor as one of New Zealand’s leading process servers.

We are more than process servers who serve legal documents. We also provide a courier service for sensitive, time-critical and confidential documents throughout New Zealand and worldwide.

Our carefully vetted former bailiffs, police officers and military personnel will personally deliver your legal documents to the intended recipient or location.

We use the most advanced technology to ensure your documents are protected with the highest-level of physical and electronic security at all times.

With regional support offices located in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, The Neill Group (TNG) engages New Zealand’s largest team of process servers throughout the country, and we pride ourselves on having the widest coverage of process serving capabilities in New Zealand.

We have successfully served legal documents in rural, remote and geographically challenging areas from Kaitaia to Bluff. We offer cost effective legal document serving for all areas and regions.

Our secure online software allows you to upload your legal documents and monitor the progress of your assignment in real time directly from the field. Contact The Neill Group (TNG) for legal document serving by New Zealand’s expert process servers.

What documents do we serve?

We professionally serve all legal documents and Court proceedings, including:

  • District Court documents
  • Family Court documents
  • High Court documents
  • New Zealand court summonses
  • Bankruptcy notices
  • Demand notices
  • Trespass notices
  • Insolvency documents
  • Property law act notices
  • Orders for examination
  • Charging documents
  • International process
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Prepossession notices
  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce) applications
  • Confidential commercial documents
  • Eviction notices
  • Parenting orders

We Serve Trespass Notices & Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) Applications.

We serve dissolution of marriage applications in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and throughout New Zealand.

In simple terms, dissolving a marriage or civil union is the legal term for divorce. The Family Court in New Zealand can end your marriage or civil union by making an order for dissolving your marriage. 

The Family Court has the authority to legally end your marriage or civil union once you and you partner have lived apart for a minimum of two years. If you have children together the Family Court must be satisfied that arrangements have been made for their care and welfare.

There are two types of marriage dissolution applications:

1. If both you and your partner want a divorce – If you have grounds to do so, both you and your partner, you need to ask the Family Court for a marriage of dissolution order.

Click this link for information on applying for a divorce (when you both agree).

2. If only one of you wants a divorce: As the applicant, you will need to ask the Family Court to make a decision. This is known an applying for an order. If you are applying for an order, you (or your legal representative) become responsible for ensuring that your application is correctly served on the recipient.

Click this link for information on applying for a divorce (on your own)

Serving New Zealand Trespass Notices

In New Zealand there is no legal requirement to give a trespass notice in writing – however a written document reinforces the situation for the person, they cannot say they did not know of the notice and of the requirement to leave and not return.

There are two ways to deliver a trespass notice:

1. Verbal trespass

If you deliver a trespass notice verbally, it is advisable to record the date and time along with the reason for giving a trespass notice to that person. Also record the name or description of the person asked to leave.

2. Written trespass

If you undertake a written trespass, complete three copies of the Trespass Notice: One copy to the person you are serving, one copy for you to keep, one copy to give to your nearest police station for their records (this is used if enforcement be required). To serve a notice you simply hand it to the person. If they refuse to accept it and it drops on the ground, it is still considered served.

Keep that copy and note down that the person refused to accept the notice. You are required to give a reasonable time for the trespasser to leave. If the person stays or takes an unreasonable time to comply, call the Police.

What do you do if the recipient decides to ignore the trespass notice?

If someone comes back after you have given them a trespass notice they will have committed an offence, immediately call the Police. It is an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months to enter an address that you have been trespassed from within 2 years from the date of receiving the notice.

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