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Can a claim and particulars on a defendant now living in Japan be served directly by post, where the case is filed in the UK and all dealings took place in the UK with the second defendant still domiciled in the UK.

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/09/2017

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  • Can a claim and particulars on a defendant now living in Japan be served directly by post, where the case is filed in the UK and all dealings took place in the UK with the second defendant still domiciled in the UK.

Can a claim and particulars on a defendant now living in Japan be served directly by post, where the case is filed in the UK and all dealings took place in the UK with the second defendant still domiciled in the UK.

Service of documents on a defendant domiciled in Japan will need to comply with the provisions of the Hague Service Convention. See: Which service regime applies—checklist and Hague Service Convention—service outside the jurisdiction for more information.

The Hague Service Convention at para 10 provides:

‘Provided the State of destination does not object, the present Convention shall not interfere with

a) the freedom to send judicial documents, by postal channels, directly to persons

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