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What is the procedure to effect service of English proceedings in Japan?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/11/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What is the procedure to effect service of English proceedings in Japan?
  • Is court permission needed?
  • Application to the court for permission
  • Method of service

What is the procedure to effect service of English proceedings in Japan?

Guidance relating to service outside England and Wales can be found in Practice Note: Service out of the jurisdiction—process flow.

Is court permission needed?

When seeking to serve a claim form in Japan, the first consideration is whether the court’s permission is required to serve the claim form. The court’s permission is required unless provisions in CPR 6.33 apply. For guidance, see Practice Notes: Determining whether permission is required to serve the claim form out of England and Wales and Serving outside the jurisdiction—service when no formal jurisdictional regime applies (is permission required?).

Application to the court for

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