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SERVICE: First serve

03 June 2016  

Andrew Cousins highlights the practical lessons to be learned from the recent decisions in Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2016] and OOO Abbott v Econowall UK Ltd [2016]

The courts have recently handed down two independent judgments regarding the service of proceedings and arrived at contrary decisions, coincidentally on the same day. This article examines both judgments and considers if the reasoning is inconsistent and what the decisions mean in practice.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Abela & ors v Baadarani [2011] EWCA Civ 1571

    Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2016] EWCA Civ 177

    OOO Abbott & anor v Econowall UK Ltd & ors [2016] EWHC 660 (IPEC)