- Supreme Court rules no validation of service of claim form by email (Barton v Wright Hassall)
- What are the practical implications of the decision?
- What was the background?
- What did the Supreme Court decide?
Dispute Resolution analysis: Howard Elgot and Abigail Telford, of Parklane Plowden Chambers, examine the Supreme Court’s decision that there was no good reason to validate, under CPR 6.15(2), the appellant’s service by email of his claim form on the respondent. The case, which involved a litigant in person, also demonstrates that when dealing with Part 6 and service, litigants in person are not subject to a lower standard of compliance with rules or orders of the court.
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