Process Agent

As a process agent we are able act as an independent party upon whom documents, notices, court and arbitration proceedings may be served on behalf of our client.

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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.


Putting the customer first

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

This service gives clients the confidence of knowing that they have a dependable agent in England and Wales who will ensure that any proceeding that receives on the client’s behalf, are promptly notified to the client and/or to its advisors. Excellent communication is a quality we pride ourselves on, and as a firm we make sure to put customer service first.

We regularly work with all the Consulates in London, and we are also members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Arab British Chamber of Commerce and Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

Our services

Notarial services


Corporate or private documents notarised by our Notaries Public; deeds, agreements, powers of attorney, copy passports, diploma degrees, marriage and birth certificates, affidavits and declarations.

Legalisation services


Legalisation at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office by means of an apostille, as well as Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions in London submitted with professional courier service.

Translation services


We provide Professional certified translations of business, accounting, legal and professional corporate or private documents from English to any foreign languages and vice versa. The languages we cover include, but not limited to Italian, Spanish, Greek, Polish, German, French, Romanian, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese.

Shipping services


We review, pre-clear, notarise and register ship mortgages, discharge, transfer of mortgages, bills of sale, declarations of ownership and appointment of authorised officers at ship registries.

Corporate services


We can arrange corporate documents to be notarised or any other document that the director(s) or representative of the Company needs to sign. We can arrange a meeting at one of our offices in central London or one of our notaries can attend your premises for your convenience with our mobile notary service in London and beyond.

Process agent


As a process agent (agent for service of process, registered agent) we are able act as an independent party upon whom documents, notices, court and arbitration proceedings may be served on behalf of our client.

Let us do the heavy lifting for you

If you have any questions regarding the apostille or legalisation process, please forward your documents to us by email to [email protected], we will then review them and advise you on the fees and timescales and if any supporting documents will be required. Alternatively, complete this form

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