Alternative service—case tracker
Alternative service—case tracker

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

  • Alternative service—case tracker
  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court

STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness statement is presented in English but where, notwithstanding signature of the statement, the witness cannot speak English and the statement is not necessarily ‘in their own words’. CPR PD 22 will also require a statement of truth to be dated with the date that it is signed and the required wording of the statement of truth will be amended to include a warning that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against those who give a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth. For more information, see News Analysis: 113th practice direction update—31 March and 6 April 2020—Changes in force 6 April 2020. This content will be updated in light of these changes in time for the 6 April 2020 in force date.

This Tracker lists a number of decisions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court which have considered the interpretation of CPR 6.15, ie alternative service. Note, the service provisions in Part 6 underwent substantial change in 2008 and cases prior to that date are not included in this case tracker.

Some of the cases listed have subsequently been overruled on appeal,