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Access Denied

Never on this site.

The City of London Bailiffs Ltd never denying access to Justice.

Bailiffs attacked

He is usually the one with the balls.

London Landlords special offer

March 2015 Special offer

Section 21 Notices served to any London Postcode.

Only £50.00 + Vat

Full service including professionally produced affidavit [As standard].

New DX Location

The City of London Bailiffs Ltd have now relocated their DX Box.
Old DX 122234 Upper Islington Exchange.
New DX 117607 Bromley 7 Exchange.

Image of The City of London Bailiffs Ltd DX 117607 Bromley 7 Exchange.


Squatters save the British Tax payers £40,000,000 a year in Housing Benefit Payments.

Bailiff 007

Does James Bond work for the City of London Bailiffs Ltd in London? No comment.

Image of media reports of Bailiffs living the James Bond lifestyle in London.

The importance of getting it right.

The City of London Bailiffs Ltd will now check a draft copy of your notice before service. Section 21 Notices and Statutory Demands require precision completion before service, our highly trained staff will check all documents before service, amending any mistakes to the draft copy.  

Divorce Petitions January 2015

January 2015 has been a manic month for our Process Servers serving Divorce Petitions throughout London, with this period being 160% up on other months.

Process Servers for London

Despite the recent hike on the Travel Card fares for London, the City of London Bailiffs process service will remain at the same rates. Central London congestion charge area fixed rate at £58.90, other London postcodes £63.90 and Greater London postcodes at £68.90 all being subject to Vat. Our reluctance to rise our fees accordingly is due to the counter effect of petrol price reductions on our overall expenditure.

London Underground 1915

Charing Cross Underground station 1915. 
We just like the picture.
Charing Cross Underground Station 2015. Only the fixtures have changed.

Sad loss

Judge Wilkinson R.I.P
We are all very sadden by the sudden passing of a true gentleman and the fairest Judge in the land.
Judge Wilkinson was a good friend of the City of London Bailiffs and our staff, especially our account manager Christine who had previously work with the Judge for over 20 years at Bromley County Court.
Our thoughts go out to John Wilkinson's family.


These two images say a lot about our country's leadership. Somehow the two images do have an adverse link.
Image of Westminster Council's proposed new garden bridge across the river Thames.Image of an ex forces British Soldier now homeless and living in a tent.

As, Westminster Council gets the green light for the development of a new garden bridge across the river Thames, some of our British ex-forces are homeless and living in tents.

Helpful Tips

We are currently devising a new page on our website to help and assist our viewers with various forms of action. We shall be adding new content to this topic on a regular basis and have already listed a few essential tips. Please, check in every now and then to be updated on matters that may be very beneficial to yourself and your associates.
Thank you.

County Court Xmas Amnesty

The County Court Xmas amnesty on all Possessions is from the 18 of December 2014 through to, 4 January 2015.
Image of County Court application for possession.
Image of County Court Notice of Possession.

Trevor's Guardian Angel

Caught on Camera! Trevor's Guardian angel in her usual pose.

Image of Trevor McMaster's Guardian angel. Bailiff manager of The City of London Bailiffs Ltd. London.

Process Serving

Some Respondents really do try and make an ass out of us by, being super evasive. We always hunt them down and successfully serve, no matter where they try to hide and in what guises they portray.

Image of Donkey attempting to evade personal service of documents from the City of London Bailiffs Process Servers.

TV Interview

Our Managing Director Trevor McMaster expressed his views in front of the TV cameras this morning, regarding the ever increasing matters of Non-Molestation Orders being issued due to threats to applicants via Social Media and mobile phone texts.

Poppy Day London

Wearing our poppies with pride in London.

Image of poppy London where The City of London Bailiffs wear their poppies with pride and respect for our fallen heroes.


Happy Diwali and happy New Year to British Hindus and everyone around the world celebrating the festival of lights.

Image of the festival of lights. The City of London Bailiffs wish all our Hindu friends a very happy Diwali.

Well done Samantha! Great article.

The City of London Bailiffs would like to thank Samantha Grix of Devonshires Solicitors for allowing us to share this very interesting article.
Please click this link, you will be very enthralled. 


We have all been here! 
Image of The City of London Bailiffs Ltd. The Company that will not leave you hanging around.

Identifying Vulnerabilities.

The City of London Bailiffs & Private Investigation Bureau of London are fully aware of invisible disabilities within the ever increasing vulnerable society in which we all exist. In circumstances where an agent of The City of London Bailiffs suspects a Debtor/Defendant is unable to cohere with the matter in question, our agents will walk away and report the situation to their manager who will then notify the Creditor/Claimant of our concerns.  
Image of invisible disability. The City of London Bailiffs acknowledge all precautions in attempting to identify such disabilities and to address each encounter with the utmost respect and consideration.

Typical Cockney!

The typical Cockney attire! 
If wearing brown daisies, grey almonds, white Alans, black Lionels & whistle, white Dickie Dirt, striped Ascots, red Peckham and black leather turtles.
No man from C&A ever looked so dashing.
Image of pearly king not an attire commonly worn by the City of London Bailiffs.

The City of London Bailiffs Care Scheme

The City of London Bailiffs have set a new rate for Process Serving documents across London on behalf of all social services cases. The new rate is fixed at £50.00 + Vat with normal procedures taking priority. The City of London Bailiffs are proud to put their services to maximum use with lower cost on behalf of the local and district authorities.

Image of Social Services Local Authority documents served by The City of London Bailiffs at the fixed rate of £50.00 + Vat.

Debt Recovery

Due to a very high influx of recent debt related cases, the City of London Bailiffs will not be activating any further new client debt recovery accounts during the last two weeks of September 2014. This is also due to the unforeseen shortage of staff due to illness and other ongoing work commitments. New Creditors accounts will commence again as from 2nd day of October 2014. Thank you.

Rev Ian Paisley R.I.P

Image of the late Ian Paisley. Respect from The City of London Bailiffs.

Rest in peace friend.

Bailiffs Office Sunday Evening opening times

The City of London Bailiffs office is now open every Sunday evening from 1800 - 2200 GMT. If you require documents serving first thing on Monday morning and have missed the Friday deadlines, now is your chance to still get the service without delay. All documents received within our Sunday evening opening hours are guaranteed service from 0600 hours the following morning. 
The standard fixed fees apply to all services received on any Sunday evening. 
All other services we provide can also be appointed during our Sunday evening opening hours. 
Image of sign depicting the City of London Bailiffs Sunday opening times. Process serving, Surveillance, Professional Witnessing, Investigations, Possessions and others service available for appointments.

High Court Applications Submitted on your behalf

The City of London Bailiffs now pay all Court Application fees to the value of £450.00 on submission of our client's claim. Cost for submitting an application at any London County Court or the High Court remains at £55.00 + Vat, plus the application fee if paid directly from our account. Collection of documents is Free from any Central London Location, other areas are charged accordingly. 

Image of the Royal Courts of Justice Rolls building where the City of London Bailiffs Frequently submit Court applications on behalf of our clients.

Celebrity Process Serving

The City of London Process servers love nothing better than serving documents on celebrity status Respondents.

The "A" list of celebrities that we have served to date:
Image of a Gotcha award. The City of London Bailiffs Process Servers successfully serving celebrity Respondents.4 Premier league Footballers                                                  
2 Soap stars
2 Restaurant Owners/Chefs
1 Music Producer
1 Radio DJ
3 Musicians/Singers
1 TV Presenter
2 Cat walk models
2 Movie stars
3 Other sports stars
1 Reality TV star

Sorry! Their names cannot be revealed it's private & very confidential.

London Based Companies

When taking actions against a London based company or company director, it is strongly recommended that you check that the registered address is actually a trading address. Over recent years many companies have listed a registered address that is merely a registered office at their Accountants, a mailing office, a virtual office, a formation company or a management/secretarial service. In these cases the Creditor, Claimant, Applicant or Petitioner is simply wasting their money in taking any actions against them as the matter will be returned as non-enforceable or unable to meet.
The City of London Bailiffs have been very busy providing worldwide companies with an address checking service, where a visit at the given address is undertaken and a witness statement supporting our findings is supplied. This procedure can then ensures our client that any intended actions can be confidently applied. In the many cases where the company's address is not a trading address or manned office, the City of London Bailiffs can investigate for an alternative address or trace the residential addresses of the company Directors. These checks are vital when proceeding with Statutory Demands, Judgment Orders or any other matters against a company or it's Directors.

Image of London Virtual Office where so many Creditors, Applicants, Claimants and Petitioners full foul to money wasting procedures against companies and company Directors operating from non trading addresses.


County Court Eviction delays

The current delays in County Court possessions within the London courts is at an all time high with most Courts currently operating with 2-4 Bailiffs short. A former HMCTS Bailiff and I, have offered our services for two days a week to help with the current backlog. HMCTS have directly declined our offer stating that, if we wish to work for HMCTS again, then we must enrol with Brook Street Employment Agencies and wait for an available position to arise. 

Unlawful eviction

At a hearing on 9/11/2012 at Willesden County Court, a landlord was ordered to pay a total of £20,000.00 in compensation (plus costs) for illegally evicting his tenant.
The tenant, was evicted from his Kilburn home in September 2011. He
came home to find that the locks on the front door of his home had been changed and his belongings left in plastic bags outside the front door.

A friendly reminder to all residential Landlords: 
This case was back in 2012, the penalty today for an illegal eviction can be even greater. Our advice is clear! Always use the County Court possession procedures.

Brighton races

Some of us enjoyed a well deserved break at the Brighton Races courtesy of our friendly Bookmakers Choice Bet. A healthy day of fresh seaside air to clear the lungs of the London choke.
Image of our The City of London Bailiffs hosts at the Brighton races.Image of The City of London Bailiffs Trevor McMaster and ChoiceBET's Managing Director Julian Head.Image of The City of London Bailiffs Office Manager Christine.

Big increase in commercial possessions.

The City of London Bailiffs have seen a big rise in the amount of commercial premises being re-possessed due to large outstanding rent arrears. Due to this fact the City of London Bailiffs have reduced our fixed rate for Forfeiture of lease possessions to a special rate of £150.00 + Vat, until the first day of September 2014. This special rate is now on average 50% less than our competitors currently offer. 
Image of re-possessed property under section 146 of the property Act conducted by The City of London Bailiffs.

Easy Gypsy evictions.

Gypsies driven out of a Belgian town after a DJ blasts out 
Dire Straits' 'Sultans of Swing' at them
  • 30 caravans had amassed at a site in Landen, Belgium.
  • The Town's mayor hired a DJ to blast rock music at them.
  • The Gypsies could not take any more and left to find some peace elsewhere.

Image of Gypsy site soon to be evicted leaving them in Dire Straits.Image of DJ warrant of possession evicting Gypsies from site.Image of best Bailiff material for evicting Gypsies. Dire Straits Warrant of Possession


La ville de Londres les huissiers français limité services d'huissier disponibles à Londres. Nouveau laisser location Inventaires et contrôles propriété.

Same game different name! 
To us Bailiffs? It is still plain olde English "Bailiffs".
Enforcement is a title best associated with the Police force.
Image of Enforcement Officer as we Bailiffs know it.

Legal Aid Process Servers Rate

We have recently seen the Legal Aid hourly rate drop to an all time low to £18.40 per hour. This rate has not deterred The City of London Process Servers from providing and maintaining a quality Legal Aid document serving service. It has reduced our Legal Aid process serving invoices to total an average of £54.00 per service. The City of London Bailiffs process servers are happy to assist all Legal Aided Claimants in their quest for prompt and accurate service at all times.  

Judge requests Respondent's description.

A London District Judge has requested a description of a Respondent but, how accurate can we be?

Age: Sometimes it is impossible to get within 10 years of a person's age.
Weight: Never easy to guess within 2 stone.
Race: Surely to be 100% correct, you would need to be an expert in this field.
Hair: Long or short, blonde or black, peoples appearances can change from day to day, we may well serve a lady with long blonde hair one day, who then appears in front of the Judge with short black hair a month later.
Height: This is probably the easiest to get correct.
Sex: Not a problem.
Glasses: Again difficult as, the Respondent may only wear glasses to read the document served.

The City of London Process Servers now request a Photograph of the Respondent to attach a copy to an affidavit as, EXHIBIT "B" or a description given by the Applicant, Petitioner, Claimant, Creditor or Landlord in order to be confirmed by the Process Server as, the Respondent served.

If you ask a person for their name and it is confirmed as the Respondent, then surely that is the best reason to serve that person with the documents whose name is listed as the Respondent.

Image of London Process servers accurate description of Respondents by Judge's request.


Social Media

Find out the latest news and opinions via are Twitter accounts; T McMaster; Clare West; @DocumentsServed; @BailiffsOffice and remember to look out for our special daily, weekly and monthly discounts.

Come on England

The World Cup 2014 is now upon us, "Come on England" will be spouted out across the nation by millions in pubs, streets and sitting rooms. What chance do we have of lifting the cup? It is fair to say that, the winners should come from either Spain, Germany, Argentina or the host Brazil but, "Come on England" we can win it, some Dunkirk spirit, some Rooney magic and a little luck is all that is required.

Image of the world cup, our Bailiffs, Process Servers, Investigators and office staff our singing for England.


Divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation petition

It has come to our attention that many divorce petition documents we are receiving do not contain the acknowledge of service sheet. This error is something we have alerted the County Courts to this issue, so please ensure that when receiving the petition documents from the court that, the acknowledge of service is attached, if not the Respondent we not be able to sign, and the divorce will not go through.

DX document exchange

The City of London Bailiffs Ltd now provide a document exchange postal service. Address DX 122234 Upper Islington, please confirm despatch of documents via Email, we will then confirm receipt of documents to your Email. Clients can now also, use this box at the Borough Council of Islington, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2UD as a local drop off point for documents for service.

Gatwick diamond process serving

Gatwick diamond area process serving from our Horsham office at the same fixed rate as our London service. All documents served with accelerated action as priority with same day personal service. Calling times 0600-2200 hours. 
Image of Gatwick diamond area now covered by the City of London Bailiffs process servers.

Secure delivery

Document deliveries via Royal Mail are really letting us down at present therefore, we have now submitted our application for a DX service. We intend to announce our DX number within the next few days.

Image of DX document exchange now being used by The City of London Bailiffs & Private Investigation Bureau of London.

Another late night rush collecting documents from London Courts

It seems that, every Thursday and Friday there is a manic late rush for our process servers to collect documents for service from the Courts. Judge's steps, directions and orders issued after late sittings appears to be a normal event of late, shame about the traffic and mass computer surges getting in our way. However, we still serve up to 22:00 hours and start again at 06:15 hours during British summer time. 

Image of process servers serving statutory demands, section 21 notices, Witness summons and other documents throughout London.Image of the City of London Bailiffs process servers serving divorce petitions, non molestation orders and other notices in London.Image of London process servers of the city of London Bailiffs serving all Respondents documents from the Courts, Landlords, Creditors, Solicitors and the general public with rapid response procedures.

Fixed rate legal aid process serving

The City of London Bailiffs London process servers accept all legal aid cases at a fixed rate of £54.00 + Vat. The invoice for service is clearly detailed to include two hours at, the London Process servers rate of £23.00 per hour, plus £9.00 expenses, total £54.00 + Vat. Our invoices are known to the Legal aid expense claim department and are always accepted without question.  
Image of Legal aid, process serving rate for London process servers £23.00 is detailed on all city of London Bailiffs invoices for service of documents in London.

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