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