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You can relocate but you can’t hide... Key Homes Bradford Ltd and Others v Patel

As covered on Gateley’s Talking Business blog recently, for the first time the court has considered service of claim forms on directors under the Companies Act 2006, section 1,140.

This section confirms a document may be served on a director or secretary of a company ‘…by leaving it at, or sending it by post to, the person’s registered address’. This is subject to any law that requires the court’s permission for service outside of the jurisdiction.

In a recent case (Key Homes Bradford Ltd and Others v Patel [2014] EWHC B1 [Ch]), a director’s personal details at Companies House showed a residential service address in Romford and a business service address in Barking. This was despite the director’s move to the United Arab Emirates…

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