Heron Bros Ltd v Central Bedfordshire Council – WLR Daily

Heron Bros Ltd v Central Bedfordshire Council [2015] EWHC 604 (TCC); [2015] WLR (D) 137

‘The term “service in accordance with rules of court” in regulation 47F(5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended, meant that valid service was achieved when the relevant step for service of a claim form, set out in CPR r 7.5(1), was completed within the seven-day time limit prescribed by regulation 47F(1).’

WLR Daily, 20th March 2015

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Premature service of Claim Form – avoiding disaster – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 27th, 2015 in appeals, case management, civil procedure rules, documents, news, service by sally

‘A problem frequently arises when, for one reason or another – most frequently the late arrival of the client in a solicitor’s office – the limitation period is nearly up, but one has not got the medical report or one has not got the materials needed for the drafting of the Particulars of Claim or indeed has grave doubts about whether the claim is viable, but plainly proceedings need to be commenced notwithstanding. In those circumstances, it is recognised as the best practice, following CPR 6.4(1)(b), to issue a claim form but to notify the court that the Claimant wishes to serve the Claim Form. If one does not do that, the court will serve the Claim Form automatically, whereas if you undertake to serve it yourself, you will have up to four months within which to serve the Claim Form. During that time, one can ensure that what needs to be done in order to present a coherent and correctly presented claim can be done.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 26th January 2015

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Applications to allow service of Claim Form by alternative method/place – Explain your “Good Reason” – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 27th, 2015 in appeals, civil procedure rules, claims management, documents, news, service by sally

‘The principles to apply when considering whether to allow an application under 6.15 (service of the CF by alternative method or at an alternative place). The evidence in support must explain the failure to serve.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 26th January 2015

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Ashley and others v Tesco Stores Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2015 in civil procedure rules, documents, law reports, Scotland, service, time limits by sally

Ashley and others v Tesco Stores Ltd and others [2015] WLR (D) 11

‘The applicable time limit for service outside the jurisdiction of a claim form on a Scottish registered company, at its registered office in Scotland, where the claimant sought to serve the claim form under section 1139(1) of the Companies Act 2006 was six months from the date of issue of the claim form, as laid down by CPR r 7.5(2).’

WLR Daily, 15th January 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Altomart Ltd v Salford Estates (No 2) Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2014 in case management, civil procedure rules, law reports, service, time limits by sally

Altomart Ltd v Salford Estates (No 2) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1408; [2014] WLR (D) 451

‘An application under CPR r 3.1(2)(a) for an extension of time in which to file a respondent’s notice was by analogy subject to the robust approach to compliance with rules set down by the Court of Appeal in relation to applications for relief from sanction under CPR r 3.9.’

WLR Daily, 29th October 2014

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Service by the courts – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A recent case provides clarification and guidance on the issue of service by the courts in contravention of the claimant’s instructions.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th October 2014

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Canning v Network Rail: service of supplementary witness evidence post-Mitchell – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in news, service, time limits, witnesses by tracey

‘The court in Canning v Network Rail [2014] EWHC 2104 (QB) treated an application to rely on supplementary witness evidence as an application for relief from sanctions. The Mitchell considerations therefore came into play.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 3rd October 2014

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Changes to Practice Direction 21 – Material to be Served and Filed in Relation to Child/Protected Party Settlement Claims – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in children, civil procedure rules, news, practice directions, service by sally

‘With the 75th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules (coming into force 1 October 2014), amendments to Practice Direction 21 (Children and Protected Parties) address the inconsistencies between the rules and practice direction in respect of the material that must be served and filed in relation to child/protected party settlement claims.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2014

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Isaac Stoute v LTA Operations Ltd (trading as Lawn Tennis Association) – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in civil procedure rules, documents, law reports, service by sally

Isaac Stoute v LTA Operations Ltd (trading as Lawn Tennis Association) [2014] EWCA Civ 657; [2014] WLR (D) 212

‘Postal service of a claim form by the court in disregard of the claimant’s request to return the claim form to him so that he could serve it personally, in breach of CPR r 6.4(1)(b), was an “error of procedure”, within rule 3.10, and so did not invalidate service.’

WLR Daily, 15th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 9th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, midwives, nurses, service, time limits by sally

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another [2014] EWHC 847 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 155

‘Where the Nursing and Midwifery Council applied to the High Court under article 31(8) and (9) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 for the extension of an interim suspension order, the respondent affected by the order should ordinarily receive a minimum of seven calendar days notice of the application.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

High Court brands claim of late budget filing “manifest nonsense” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 13th, 2014 in budgets, case management, costs, news, service, time limits by tracey

‘A High Court judge yesterday sought to “reinforce the message that the Commercial Court will firmly discourage the taking of futile and time-wasting procedural points” as it appeared the message from last month’s Summit Navigation ruling “may not yet have been heard”.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th March 2014

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Court’s permission needed to extend time for service of witness statements – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in agreements, civil procedure rules, courts, news, service, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘In almost every litigated case the parties usually find themselves needing to vary the dates of some directions. This can be done by way of written agreement between the parties and is allowed by CPR 2.11.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 22nd January 2014

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In re C (A Child) – WLR Daily

Posted November 25th, 2013 in case management, children, contact orders, family courts, law reports, service by tracey

In re C (A Child): [2013] EWCA Civ 1412;   [2013] WLR (D)  449

‘The Court of Appeal gave guidance as to the proper approach to be adopted in family proceedings when considering a without notice application for a prohibited steps order and the making of a contact order.’

WLR Daily, 21st November 2013

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Regina (New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Migrants’ Rights Network and another intervening); Regina (West London Vocational Training College) v Same – WLR Daily

Regina (New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Migrants’ Rights Network and another intervening): Regina (West London Vocational Training College) v Same: [2013] UKSC 51;   [2013] WLR (D)  294

“The requirement, laid down under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971, that rules affecting immigrants be laid before Parliament before they became lawful applied to rules which a migrant had to fulfil as a condition of his obtaining leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom and did not apply to rules which an educational establishment had to fulfil before it was entitled to sponsor students from outside the European Economic Area.”

WLR Daily, 17th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

R (on the application of New London College Limited) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent); R (on the application of West London Vocational Training College) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of New London College Limited) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent); R (on the application of West London Vocational Training College) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 51 UKSC 2012/0060 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th July 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Abela v Baadarain – WLR Daily

Abela v Baadarain [2013] UKSC 44; [2013] WLR (D) 251

“The court’s power, when the parties were within the jurisdiction, to make an order under CPR r 6.15(2), that steps already taken to bring the claim form to the attention of the defendant by an alternative method or at an alternative place was good service, was applicable to claims where the defendant was outside the jurisdiction in a state in respect of which no relevant bilateral convention on service of judicial documents existed.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2013

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Abela and others (Appellants) v. Baadarani (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted June 27th, 2013 in appeals, documents, law reports, service, Supreme Court, time limits by sally

Abela and others (Appellants) v. Baadarani (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 44 | UKSC 2012/0023 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 26th June 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Hills Contractors and Construction Ltd v Struth and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 24th, 2013 in civil procedure rules, documents, law reports, service, solicitors by sally

Hills Contractors and Construction Ltd v Struth and another [2013] EWHC 1693 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 246

“A photocopy of a sealed claim form sent with a letter to the defendants’ solicitors for the purposes of document exchange was not proper service of the claim form for the purposes of CPR r 6.3(b).”

WLR Daily, 17th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

High Court bares post-Jackson teeth with stricter approach to relief from sanctions – Litigation Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2013 in civil procedure rules, courts, news, service, time limits by sally

“The High Court has sent the first sign of a hardened stance against missed deadlines since the new Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into force.”

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Litigation Futures, 23rd May 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 20th, 2012 in appeals, doctors, law reports, party walls, service, time limits by tracey

Freetown Ltd v Assethold Ltd: [2012] EWCA Civ 1657;   [2012] WLR (D)  379

“Service of a party wall award pursuant to section 15(1) of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 was effective from the date the award was received or deemed to have been received by a party.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk