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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: Acknowledgment of service—Court specific guidance.
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).
The general position is that a defendant in a Part 7 claim is not required to file an acknowledgment of service. However, a defendant should file an acknowledgement of service where they:
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