Nelson James Sheriff’s Officers and Messengers-at-Arms

27 11 2010

Not really being much of a legal beagle, the copy for the Nelson James website – a debt recovery and judgement enforcement company based in Scotland – was a challenge for me. Nevertheless, it was made much easier and more enjoyable by working with Andrew Crane, one of the company’s partners and fellow Belle & Sebastian fan!

Nelson James are Sheriff’s officers and Messengers-at-Arms, which to anyone outside Scotland won’t mean much, but in essence it means that they are legally authorised to serve summons to court and other legal documents. Since a part of what they do is to serve notices of debt recovery, Andrew said that he hates being mistaken for a bailiff and one of the best parts of his job is getting out and about, meeting people and offering them real help and advice.

I’ll have to confess that some of the copy on the site has been altered from what I originally wrote and agreed with Andrew (his partner made some changes), but the majority of what is there was my own work. In any case, at least I’ve learned a bit about the Scottish legal system!

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