Professional Process Servers 

We are based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  We cover Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Barnsley, Harrogate, Doncaster and all surrounding areas.  Please call us anytime on 01924 566409 and we will be happy to assist in your enquiry. 

About Thornton Legal Services 

A family business, established in 1994, We have over 25 years’ experience in process serving.  We are an established business based in Wakefield and cover West Yorkshire, as well as parts of South and North Yorkshire. 

We specialise in serving all types of legal documents throughout Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Doncaster and all over West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, on behalf of both solicitors and private individuals.  We also frequently carry out work on behalf of various local authorities and other agencies.  

We are happy to carry out work on legal aid rates where applicable.  Alternatively, we offer a fixed fee service for privately paying clients.  (see costs page for details).  

All legal documents are served in accordance with CRP (part 6) rules and regulations.

We serve non-molestation orders, residence orders and petitions. A full list of our services can be seen below:

  • Non-Molestation Orders
  • Family & Children Proceedings
  • Prohibited steps/Residence Orders
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Statutory Demands
  • Witness summonses
  • Section 47 injunction Orders
  • Committal Applications
  • Notices to Quit
  • Winding up petitions
  • Any other legal documents which needs personal service.


Other services include:

  • private-investigation (surveillance etc)
  • Tracing missing persons
  • All forms of witness statements obtained
  • R.T.A enquiries undertaken (plans and photographs)
  • General evidence gathering to help build a case

Reasons to Choose Thornton Legal Services

  • Both Private and Legal Aid work undertaken
  • We can collect from any court or solicitors office in the Yorkshire area or you can post  / email your documents to us
  • We will serve your legal documents quickly and correctly
  • We are a family business with over 25 years experience
  • We will keep you up to date at all times of progress made and once your job is completed
  • We will make sure you receive your affidavit of service / report on time.
  • All aspects of private investigation work carried out with the greatest of care and discresion.  

We are based in the Wakefield/Leeds area of West Yorkshire and cover the whole of the Yorkshire area for private clients and solicitors, however we can undertake family tree tracing and document serving work anywhere in the North of England.   We currently work for many solicitors in Wakefield, Barnsley and surrounding areas.  Here are just a selection of the law firms who regularly use our services:

Atherton Godfrey (Doncaster)

Brearleys (Leeds and Morley)

Catteralls, Wakefield

CLS, Station Lane, Featherstone

Henry Hyams, Leeds

Hartley & Worstenholme (Castleford & Pontefract offices)

Jordans Solicitors Wakefield

J.W.P Solicitors (Wakefield & Pontefract and Leeds office)

King Street Solicitors, Wakefield & Pontefract

Ridley & Hall solicitors, Huddersfield

Makin Dixon, Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Halifax

MKB Solicitors, Barnsley

National Centre for Domestic Violence

Ison Harrison, Pontefract and Castleford and Leeds

Ramsdens solicitors, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Halifax,Huddersfield and York

Stuart Gordons Family Law, Leeds

Switalski's solicitors, Wakefield, Leeds, Pontefract and Huddersfield

Thornton Jones Family Law, Wakefield

Wakefield Local Authority

Wright & Co Solicitors, Pontefract