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

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, consideration should be given to appeal cases first.

For the up-to-date position on alternative service, see Practice Note: Alternative service.

For information on making an application for alternative service, see Practice Note: Alternative service—making an application.

Supreme Court

Case, citation and news analysis Alternative service ordered Facts Judgment
Case and citation:
Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12
News analysis:
Supreme Court rules no validation of service of claim form by email (Barton v Wright Hassall)
Whether the service of a claim form by email should be validated using alternative service
Whether special status should be afforded to litigants in person
The claimant was a litigant in person. There were various email correspondence between the claimant and the defendant, a solicitors firm. The defendant’s