UK Supreme Court adopts pragmatic approach to alternative methods of service for service outside the jurisdiction

By Veronica Wilson

The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court decision granting the appellant permission to serve a claim form outside of the jurisdiction, despite the alternative method of service not originally being permitted by the order.

The scope of this decision is relevant to cases where neither a Hague Service Convention nor a bilateral service convention applies.

One of the points that the Supreme Court was asked to consider was whether the steps taken by the appellant to bring the claim form to the attention of the respondent could be considered good service of the claim form…

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