Service Update - Getting it Right

The traps and pitfalls when serving a claim form and how to avoid them

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Course Overview

Whilst there is some room for interpretation of the CPR, the exception is the rules relating to service. The courts have made it clear that the rules relating to service will be interpreted in a most draconian manner.

Service of a claim form can present a minefield of problems for unwary practitioners; It is the claimant’s solicitor’s responsibility to ensure that the claim is issued and served in a timely manner, so it is essential that litigators possess the knowledge required to get it right first time rather than risk the somewhat unforgiving consequences should they fall foul of the rules.

This course, delivered by experienced lecturer and solicitor Nicky Carter, will ensure that you are up to speed on all the traps and pitfalls when serving the claim form and how to avoid them.

This course will cover the following topics:

Service of the Claim Form
Methods of Service – Email, fax
Place of service - Options and consequences
Deemed date of service –Not the key consideration
When is a Claim Form served - Dates for service of other documents
Extending the time for service - Application, Agreement, Directions?
Identifying Service out of time

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Understand the procedure when servicing a claim form and other documents
  • • Be able to identify and avoid potential pitfalls in respect of the method of service
  • • Be aware of the options and consequences in terms of the place of service
  • • Be familiar with the dates for service of claim forms and other documents
  • • Know how to apply for an extension of the time for service
  • • Appreciate the consequences when identifying service out of time and the solutions available

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for qualified PI practitioners of all levels


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    37 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60