How to serve a Statutory Demand

Process Serving Statutory Demand

Are you owed money? Do you have outstanding invoices? Are you struggling to get paid?

If so, consider issuing a Statutory Demand against the debtor for recovery of the debt!

More so than ever, it is important to be paid on time. If used correctly, a statutory demand is an effective form of debt recovery but it is important to ensure the demand is served correctly.

How do you deliver "serve" a Statutory Demand

It is very important to ensure a Statutory Demand is delivered "served" correctly in order for you to be able to proceed further and issue a Bankruptcy Petition or Winding-up Petition against the debtor should it be needed.

Statutory Demands are issued and served under the Insolvency Rules 2016. The need to be served either by way of Personal Service "Handed To or Left with" the Debtor, or they can be served by way of Substituted Service in some instances. Substituted service is a way of serving the demand at an address provided certain rules about service are follwoed. Demands are sometimes served by way of advertisement in a newspaper, or a Solicitor can accept service of the demand provided they are instructed and have agreed to do so.

The Stat Demand must be served inline with the current Insolvency Rules or service may be rejected or delayed by the Courts. Completion of the Statutory Demand is usually straightforward but the procedure of serving a Demand can be complicated, particularly where Personal Service cannot be effected, the debtor is evasive and the Substituted Service route needs to be followed. Even minor errors can prevent a Judge from granting the Petition.

You can download a copy of the relevant demand by selecting one of the links to the right 'in this section'. You would usually use: -

There is a simple and cost-effective solution to ensure a Demand is served correctly and this is to employ an experienced Process Server (a person who "serves" legal documents) to serve the Statutory Demand for you. The Process Server will ensure the Demand is served as required and will provide you with a Certificate of Service which you use as evidence to confirm service.

If need to organise the service of a Statutory Demand, anywhere in England or Wales, we can assist you for a fixed fee from 87.50 plus VAT.

We will send one of our Process Servers to the address to deliver "Serve" the demand for you. We will attend one address, up to three times, if it were necessary, for the fixed fee.

Please call us on 0113 286 8380 if you wish to discuss any aspect of this with us.

We serve Statutory Demands throughout England and Wales for a fixed fee. Once served we will provide you with a Certificate of Service to confirm the Statutory Demand has been served on the debtor.

To instruct a process servers to serve a Statutory Demand you can post us the papers for service together with a further copy so we can exhibit this to our certificate of service. Alternatively, you could scan and email us a signed copy of the demand to serve. We can also arrange for collection of the demand from you but a collection fee would apply.

Choose PB Process Servers UK and you are choosing an established and experienced process serving firm which you may rely on. That's why we are used regularly by many top UK law firms.

Important: We are not Solicitors. You should seek legal advice on your individual case if you are unsure whether you are able to proceed or require advice.

To instruct a Process Server: -

To instruct a Process Server please use the following information


Telephone: 0113 286 8380

If you wish to discuss any matter with us including arranging collection of papers or for them to be sent direct to the process server.

If emailed copies can be served please attach a scanned copy of the signed demand you want serving along with your instructions.
  If you wish to instruct us in writing send the papers to our Head Office together with a further copy for us to exhibit.

PB Process Servers UK
First Floor, 71 Kingsway
LS25 1DQ


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Other types of documents we serve include the following: -

How to serve a Statutory Demand on an individual

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In this Section

Download a Statutory Demand

Form SD1
- Statutory Demand under section 123(1)(a) or 222(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986

Form SD2 - Statutory Demand under section 268(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986. Debt for Liquidated Sum Payable Immediately

Form SD4 - Statutory Demand under section 268(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986. Debt for Liquidated Sum Payable Immediately Following a Judgment or Order of the Court

Form SD3 Statutory Demand under section 268(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986. Debt Payable at Future Date.