The Neill Group are New Zealand’s leading document servers and process servers with over 30 years of experience serving New Zealand district court, high court and family court proceedings documents, along with the service of dissolution of marriage, trespass notices, witness summonses, demand notices, international legal process and other time critical documents. 

Based in Wellington, The Neill Group operates a network of highly experienced nationwide document servers and legal process servers covering every area, district and region of New Zealand. The Neill Group are also accredited members of a professional global process servers network with the ability to serve legal process throughout New Zealand and worldwide.

With the most advanced live online technology available, The Neill Group’s clients can monitor every step of the document service process through it’s entire service cycle that enhances efficiency and accurately reports on all activities relating to document serving or legal process serving assignments on a national basis.

Searching for a Wellington Process Server or New Zealand Process Server? The Neill Group serves New Zealand district court, high court, family court and divorce proceedings (dissolution of marriage), trespass notices, subpoenas, witness summonses, international legal process and other time-critical documents.

A number of The Neill Group’s document servers and legal process servers are also licensed in New Zealand as private investigators with decades of experience providing a range of skip tracing, private investigation and covert surveillance services to assist in locating evasive defendants, witnesses, debtors and people of interest.

The Neill Group provides cost-effective nationwide document serving (legal process serving), tracing, private investigation, risk management, specialised security, para-legal support and field based services across the Wellington region and throughout New Zealand for commercial, legal, government and private clients.  

Why Us?

The Neill Group was established for the express purpose of providing a comprehensive range of professional security risk management, private investigation, para-legal support and field based services in Wellington with the operational capability to service the requirements of clients within New Zealand and internationally.  

Over 30 years later, The Neill Group’s highly experienced network of nationwide document servers and process servers have served hundreds of documents across the greater Wellington region and throughout New Zealand. The Neill Group are widely recognised as New Zealand’s leading national providers of document serving, process serving and para-legal support services.  

The widespread nature of our agents and associates allows The Neill Group to have a detailed knowledge of local geography and an extensive knowledge of the recipients who are the subject of legal proceedings. Our insight gives us an enormously beneficial edge in carrying out your instructions with a high level of efficiency using decades of gathered intelligence.

The serving of legal process can prove challenging when the defendant is unwilling to be served and is actively avoiding the service of legal process. When this is the case, employing a professional and experienced process server is the best option to ensure the defendant is effectively traced and served in accordance with legal requirements. 

At The Neill Group, we consider all documents to be urgent and unlike many of our competitors, we do not charge an urgent document service fee. We guarantee the first attempt of service within 24 hours of receiving your documents. The Neill Group are well known for it’s same day service covering the greater Wellington region including the Kapiti area and Wairarapa district.

Servicing New Zealand and international legal firms, government agencies and the corporate market since 1987 has given Dion Neill and his team at The Neill Group the experience needed to provide the highest level of service to clients with a number of benefits, including: 

  • Established network of nationwide process servers ensures your documents and legal proceedings can be served anywhere in New Zealand  
  • New Zealand’s most experienced document servers and process servers that will serve your documents in accordance with recognised best practice 
  • Members of a global process serving network with the ability to serve documents throughout New Zealand and worldwide
  • Attempted service of legal process and documents in the greater Wellington region on the same day or nationwide within 24 hours
  • Transparent and highly competitive regional and national fee structure that reflects our experience with no hidden fees
  • Over 90% of our document servers and legal process servers are also licensed in New Zealand as private investigators by the Ministry of Justice


Serving Wellington and New Zealand Since 1987! The Neill Group’s expertise stems from the experience of Dion Neill, a former member of the New Zealand Defence Forces and emergency services. Dion provides his clients with the benefit of over 30 years experience within the security and private investigation arena. 

The Neill Group are New Zealand’s leading process serving, document serving and para-legal services agency. Based in Wellington, The Neill Group incorporates a number of business units, including: RapidServe (New Zealand), Wellington Process Servers, New Zealand Process Servers, Accredited Process Servers and Para-Legal Services (Wellington). 

The Neill Group are the largest nationwide provider of document serving, legal process serving and para-legal services available in New Zealand with the experience and geographical reach beyond the capability of many Wellington or New Zealand based process servers.

The Neill Group are the preferred Wellington and New Zealand process server for commercial, legal and government clients within New Zealand and internationally for the service of all court proceedings, legal process, dissolution of marriage (divorce proceedings) and a number of other time-critical documents. 

Dion Neill served his first document in 1987 and is considered to be Wellington’s most experienced licensed private investigator, process server and security risk management professional. Dion is authorised to serve criminal documents pursuant to the Summary Proceedings Act 1957.

Dion is a foundation member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators Incorporated, Security Institute of New Zealand and the Institute of Management New Zealand. Dion is a former board certified fraud examiner with a number of internationally recognised qualifications in security, risk management and investigations.

Dion featured on the popular TVNZ series, ‘Private Investigators’ and interviewed on the TVNZ Breakfast programme regarding protecting high profile people. Dion regularly provides commentary to the media on security related matters.

Dion has spent a number of years conducting covert surveillance, co-ordinating undercover operations and managing hundreds of investigations. Dion was one of the first licensed private investigators in New Zealand to carry out investigation assignments for the ACC, the governments private accident and injury insurance agency.

In the 1980’s, Dion provided evidence in the High Court of New Zealand following a lengthy investigation focusing on a major theft operating within a large multi-national business, Dion’s evidence was key to the successful conviction of over 25 offenders.


Licence Number: 11-000153 – The Neill Group is the trading name for Dion Neill who is an individual licence holder (not a limited liability company), licensed by the Ministry of Justice (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) as a private investigator, security consultant, repossession agent, personal guard, property guard, crowd controller and confidential document destruction agent. 

All contracted agents and associates are licensed by the Ministry of Justice to ensure compliance with the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. We do not employ staff, The Neill Group and Protective Services are supported by a nationwide network of contracted private investigators, process servers, field agents, risk management consultants and security specialists. 

What is a Process Server?

A process server is a document server who specialises in the serving of district court, family court and high court legal proceedings, also known as legal process. Process servers are authorised to serve the legal documents on a recipient, defendant, witness, individual, company or entity named in the legal proceedings.

In New Zealand, process servers often work as licensed private investigators and have a para-legal or law enforcement background. According to the rules of service, all parties must be notified by personal service when subject to legal proceedings that are processed through the court system. 

The notification of these proceedings is called the ‘service of process’ and is achieved by delivering the notice of legal proceedings, court documents and other important information relating to a legal matter by a process server. 

The process server is required to serve the legal documents in accordance with the relevant legislation. This means, identifying the individual or parties concerned and personally delivering the documents. If service is refused, the documents can be left at the defendants feet or left in clear view of the defendant, they are then formally served in accordance with the requirements of the courts.

Orders for substituted service will be granted on application by the court when it’s proven to be impossible to personally serve the individual in the usual manner, this typically occurs when the individual actively avoids service or cannot be located.

Once the order is granted, service can then be made by serving a family member, friend, business associate, occupant of the address and/or advertising the matter in the public notices column of a national newspaper or on social networking websites. In 2009, the New Zealand High Court ruled that substituted service can be effectively served on a defendant or other party via Facebook.

Posting on a recipient’s Facebook page is a permissible means of substituted service if evidence establishes that the Facebook page is, in fact, that of the person to be served and the posting is most likely to come to that person’s attention (reference: CIV-2008-485-2676, High Court Wellington, 16 March 2009, Gendall AJ). 

Our highly experienced process servers in Wellington and throughout New Zealand serve legal process for government departments, law enforcement agencies, legal firms, debt collection company’s and private individuals.  

Whether it is private investigations, covert surveillance, specialised security, personal protection, legal process serving or just a simple field visit, The Neill Group provides a professional and discreet service for clients within New Zealand and worldwide.

Document Serving & Process Serving

The highly experienced document and legal process servers of The Neill Group have over 30 years of experience serving all New Zealand court proceedings, dissolution of marriage (divorce proceedings), international legal process, charging documents for government enforcement agencies and other time-critical documents across the greater Wellington region and throughout New Zealand, including, but not limited to:

  • Statutory Demand Notices
  • Trespass Notices
  • Insolvency Documents
  • Witness Summons
  • Subpoenas
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Property Law Act Notices
  • Protection Orders
  • Court Judgments
  • Parental Orders
  • 289 Demand Notices
  • Orders for Examination
  • District Court Proceedings
  • Family Court Proceedings
  • High Court Proceedings
  • Appeal Court Proceedings
  • Bankruptcy Notices
  • Employment Documents
  • Infringement Notices
  • Tenancy Orders
  • Eviction Notices
  • Disconnection Notices
  • International Legal Process
  • Sensitive Corporate & Personal Documents
  • Charging Documents for Government Departments & Law Enforcement Agencies

Fee Structure 

We charge per recipient not per attempt of service, our rates are highly competitive and reflect our 30 years of experience serving legal process and documents in the greater Wellington region and throughout New Zealand. Unlike many of our competitors, our regional and national fee structure is transparent with no hidden fees. 

The Neill Group serves documents, legal process and divorce documents (also known as divorce proceedings or dissolution of marriage) in every area, district and region of New Zealand from Kaitaia to Bluff. New Zealand’s rural areas are also serviced by our experienced regional based process servers with time and mileage charged in addition to our standard fee. 

The Neill Group offers highly competitive rates based on monthly volumes or when we act as your agent on a sub-contract basis, please contact us for more information on our contract rates and areas of service. 

Areas of Service

The Neill Group are based in Wellington with a strategic network of nationwide licensed private investigators, process servers, field agents, security specialists and repossession agents throughout the greater Wellington region along with agents in every area, district and region of New Zealand, including: Northland, Whangarei, Auckland, Wellsford, Warkworth, Orewa, Albany, Takapuna, Mangere, Manurewa, Pukekohe, Coromandel Peninsular, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga,Waikato, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Otorohanga, King Country, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty,Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Murupara, East Cape, Gisborne, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria, Te Kaha, Taranaki, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Waitara, Inglewood, Manawatu, National Park, Waiouru, Taihape, Plamerston North, Marton, Bulls, Feilding, Ashhurst, Foxton, Horowhenua, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Wellington, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Wairarapa: Featherston, Pahiatua, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Tasman, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Motueka, West Coast, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Wanaka, Queenstown, Twizel, Alexander, Te Anau, Canterbury, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Southland: Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Balclutha, Mossburn, Gore.