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To effect service of a document by leaving it at the permitted address in accordance with CPR 6.26(3) must the address be open for business despite it not being a bank holiday or weekend?

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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 17/01/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • To effect service of a document by leaving it at the permitted address in accordance with CPR 6.26(3) must the address be open for business despite it not being a bank holiday or weekend?

In answering this Q&A we have assumed that the address at which the document is to be served is within the UK. If the party or its solicitor resides or carries on business in another EEA state, you should refer to the full text of the rules identified below.

The relevant provisions are these:

  1. a party to proceedings must give an address at which that party may be served with documents relating to those proceedings. The address must include a full postcode unless the court orders otherwise (CPR 6.23(1))

  2. that address must be the business address of a solicitor or, where no solicitor is acting, an address within the UK at which the party resides or carries on business (CPR 6.23(2)). Where

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