The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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This Practice Note considers alternative methods of service and alternative places for service for court documents. The relevant provisions are set out in CPR 6.15 (claim form) and CPR 6.27 (other documents). Alternative service allows alternative methods of service of the court document or service at an alternative place. Alternative service is a possible way forward if problems have been, or are likely to be, encountered when serving the claim form, defence or other court document in proceedings. This Practice Note sets out the basis on which an order for alternative service can be made and the issues the court will consider. In addition, examples of circumstances in which such orders have been made or refused are provided. Alternative service was previously known as substituted service. For a round-up of key and illustrative cases in this area, see Practice Note: Alternative service—key and illustrative decisions.
When serving the claim form the following
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The key implications for civil appeals are set
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering service out of the jurisdiction. For guidance, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Service—Brexit specific.This Practice Note explains when an acknowledgment of
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IntroductionA defendant may decide to make a submission of no case to answer after the claimant has indicated that it has closed its case and before the defendant calls any evidence. It is only done where the defendant is extremely confident that the claimant has not presented the court with
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