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FORUM: Rules of service

25 September 2017  

Max Archer and Kate Boakes provide an introduction to serving claims out of the jurisdiction

This is an article about service, a neglected but crucial topic. The importance of service is amplified in the context of cross-border litigation, where mistakes are all too easy. This article will give a brief introduction to service out of the jurisdiction. We will not attempt to cover all of the rules and will not cover the rules regarding Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Abela & ors v Baadarani [2013] UKSC 44

    Ashton Investments Ltd & anor v OJSC Russian Aluminium (Rusal) [2006] EWHC 2545 (Comm)

    Booth v Phillips & ors [2004] EWHC 1437 (Admlty)

    Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 665

    Canada Trust Company & ors v Stolzenburg & ors (No 2) [1997] EWCA Civ 2592

    Cooley v Ramsey [2008] EWHC 129 (QB)

    Erste Group Bank AG London Branch v JSC (VMZ Red October) & ors [2015] EWCA Civ 379

    Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co Ltd v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat)

    Spiliada Maritime Corp v Cansulex Ltd [1986] UKHL 1

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