- In brief: service of claim form (Higgins v ERC Accountants & Business Advisers Ltd)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
- Service of the claim form
- Authority to accept service
- Service of the claim form by an alternative method or at an alternative place
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Clifford Woodroffe, Partner at Lee Bolton Monier-Williams considers the case Higgins v ERC Accountants & Business Advisers Ltd. The court considered whether a claim form had been validly served by Higgins’ solicitors and considered the three issues being, authority to accept service of a claim form, effective service of a claim form and CPR 6.15 dealing with alternative methods of service. HHJ Pelling QC held that Higgins’ solicitors had failed to serve the claim form within time and refused to grant an order extending time.
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