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How do I serve court proceedings on an individual in prison?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/05/2015

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  • How do I serve court proceedings on an individual in prison?

How do I serve court proceedings on an individual in prison?

Service of the claim form should be conducted under CPR 6 (see Further Reading Link: Halsbury's Laws). Note: If the Governor of the prison were to obstruct service, this would be contempt.

When seeking to serve the claim form on the prisoner there are a number of issues you may wish to consider:

  1. do you know the prison the intended defendant is being held at? This is important as if you do not it is unlikely the prison service will provide that type of information and you would need to ascertain it from elsewhere

  2. it is not possible to serve on the last known residential address. This is because you are aware that the intended defendant no longer resides at that address. This issue was considered by in Brown.

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