Acknowledgment of service

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Acknowledgment of service
  • Requirement to acknowledge service
  • Timing for filing an acknowledgment of service—in England and Wales
  • Service in England and Wales—Part 7 (commercial courts)
  • Service in England and Wales—Part 7 (other courts)
  • Service in England and Wales—Part 8
  • Practical considerations
  • Timing for filing an acknowledgment of service—outside England and Wales
  • What form is used for an acknowledgment of service?
  • Commercial Court forms
  • More...

Acknowledgment of service

This Practice Note explains when an acknowledgment of service is required (CPR 10) and the consequences of a failure to file an acknowledgment of service. It identifies the correct form to use, what information must be included and who must to sign the form. The different time limits for acknowledgment are explained depending on which court you are in or whether it is a Part 7 or Part 8 claim form.

Depending on the court in which the matter is proceedings, the court guide may set out specific requirements that will need to be complied with. For guidance, see: Court specific guidance below.

Requirement to acknowledge service

The provisions for acknowledgment of service are set out in CPR 10. The provisions apply to Part 7 claims and to Part 8 claims subject to modifications set out in CPR 8.3. For guidance on Part 8 claims generally, see Practice Note: CPR Part 8 claims (alternative procedure for claims).

It is important to be aware of any requirement for the defendant in a Part 7 claim to file an acknowledgment of service.

  1. Commercial Court (CPR 58.6) and the Circuit Commercial Court (CPR 59.5)—there is a requirement for the defendant to serve an acknowledgment of service in all cases. These provisions effectively disapply CPR 9.1(2) for cases in these courts. CPR 9.1(2) provides that the defendant does not need

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