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Service by email in the family court (Wilmot v Maughan)

Published on: 28 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Family Analysis: Looking at the question of whether orders served by email are genuinely served, Joseph Switalski, barrister at 29 Bedford Row Chambers, who represented the respondent in Wilmot v Maughan, notes that the availability of portable devices and the ease of access to emails makes the concept of a fixed service ‘destination’ antiquated. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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