Process Agent

A process agent (also known as agent for service of process, registered agent, registered agent for service of process or resident agent) is an independent party upon whom documents, notices, court and arbitration proceedings may be served on behalf of its client.

A process agent can serve as a point of contact and a legal address for contract purposes in a country where the entity does not have an office and where, usually because of contractual obligations, it is not possible for them to be served abroad.

The role of a process agent is a vitally important service for many overseas businesses dealing with suppliers or tenders in the UK, or raising a loan from a City institution. A lending bank will often require the appointment of a UK-based process agent to receive formal notices with regard to its loan.

Under English court rules and procedures, it is necessary to serve papers to start proceedings correctly.

If a party does not have an address within England, the process for serving these papers abroad is lengthy and complicated. It is therefore customary – and indeed often required by the UK entity supplying the service or loan – for the overseas entity to appoint a UK process agent and agree that service at the address of the process agent will constitute proper service for the purposes of the court procedural requirements.

Notable Notaries offers an efficient and reliable service as a process or as a service agent.

This service gives to the clients the confidence of knowing that they have a dependable agent in England who will ensure that any proceeding that receives on the client’s behalf, are promptly notified to the client and/or to its advisors.


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9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Tel.: + 44 (0)207 952 1100
Fax: + 44 (0)207 952 1101

Dedicated telephone lines, Weekend and out-of-hours service

We offer dedicated telephone lines as per below:

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Our London offices are usually open between 8:00 am and 6.30 pm however for weekend and out of hours service please contact us by e-mail or
dial +44 (0)792 083 4271

Notable Notaries Offices

West End Office

4th Floor,
2 Portman Street,
London, W1H 6DU

Essex Office

4 Orchad Place,
Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JW

Our contact numbers are the same.