Professional Process Servers & Private Investigators in Yorkshire (Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Barnsley, Harrogate, Doncaster and all surrounding areas)

About Thornton Legal Services 

With over 20 years’ experience in process serving and private investigator work, we are an established business operating in the entire of the West Yorkshire area, as well as parts of South and North Yorkshire. 

We specialise in serving all types of legal documents throughout Leeds, Huddersfield and all over West Yorkshire, on behalf of both solicitors and private individuals, including serving non-molestation orders and legal papers.  We also frequently carry out work on behalf of the local authority 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.  Private investigation work is carried out at an hourly rate (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 investigative and document serving work anywhere in the North of England.   We currently work for many solicitors in the Wakefield 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

Graham Stowe Bateson, Harrogate

Henry Hyams, Leeds

Hartley & Worstenholme (Castleford & Pontefract offices)

Jordans Solicitors

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

King Street Solicitors, Wakefield & Pontefract

Ridley & Hall solicitors, Huddersfield

MKB Solicitors, Barnsley

National Centre for Domestic Violence

Ison Harrison, Pontefract and Castleford

Ramsdens solicitors, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Halifax

Stuart Gordons Family Law, Leeds

Switalski's solicitors, Wakefield, Pontefract and Huddersfield

Thornton Jones Family Law, Wakefield

Wakefield Local Authority

Wright & Co Solicitors, Pontefract