Service of the claim form—service in the jurisdiction
Service of the claim form—service in the jurisdiction

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

  • Service of the claim form—service in the jurisdiction
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) considerations
  • Requirement to serve the claim form
  • Does the original claim form need to be served?
  • When is the claim form valid for service (CPR 7.5)
  • Methods of service—personal, post, service provider, leaving at a specified place or electronic service (CPR 6.3)
  • Who is to serve the claim form? (CPR 6.4)
  • Personal service (CPR 6.5)
  • Where to serve the claim form—general provisions (CPR 6.6)
  • Service of the claim form on the defendant's solicitor (CPR 6.7)—general
  • more

Coronavirus (Covid-19): When making applications, these will be affected by the impact of coronavirus, see: Service of the claim form—service in the jurisdiction—Coronavirus (Covid-19) considerations below. For news and other resources to assist general dispute resolution practitioners working in the civil courts to understand and stay ahead of fast-moving changes in the civil courts’ processes and procedures necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution—overview.

Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners when determining whether a claim form can be served on a European Lawyer as currently provided for in a number of provisions in CPR 6. For g