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If you are serving proceedings upon a defendant outside of the UK (but in France) pursuant to CPR 6.34, when translating the proceedings, are you required to have the annex to the particulars of claim translated also or will the particulars alone suffice?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/02/2021

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  • If you are serving proceedings upon a defendant outside of the UK (but in France) pursuant to CPR 6.34, when translating the proceedings, are you required to have the annex to the particulars of claim translated also or will the particulars alone suffice?
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If you are serving proceedings upon a defendant outside of the UK (but in France) pursuant to CPR 6.34, when translating the proceedings, are you required to have the annex to the particulars of claim translated also or will the particulars alone suffice?

CPR 6.34 applies where permission to serve a claim form outside England and Wales is not required. In such circumstances, the claimant/claimant solicitors must complete Form N510. Where serving a claim form in France, the bases on which a claim form may be served without permission changed on 31 December 2020 at 11 pm (IP completion day). As a consequence, currently the only basis on which a claim form can be served in France without the court's permission is if the parties have entered into an exclusive jurisdiction agreement that complies with the requirements in the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. For guidance, see Practice Note: Serving outside the jurisdiction—serving in an EU Member State from 1 January 2021. Note that the rules are changing on 6 April 2021 so that permission will not be required

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