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What does Service mean?

Service is how certain documents in civil court proceedings are brought to an interested party's attention under the CPR. Different provisions apply depending on the type of document and whether it is being served in or out of the jurisdiction. Failure to apply the rules can result in invalid service.

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The transmission of a document by one party or intended party to another under the CPR.
Rules governing the service are found in CPR Rule 6. On compliance with the relevant rules, service is deemed to have occurred, even in the face of evidence that the served document was not in fact received. Different provisions apply depending on the type of document and whether it is being served in or out of the jurisdiction. Failure to apply the rules can result in invalid service.

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