Service of the claim form and other documents: an overview
Service means bringing documents used in court proceedings to a person's attention. The claim form is the most important of these. This note covers service of the claim form and other documents, including methods of service, the address for service, time limits and deemed service.
Note: This practice note is under review in light of the decision in Denton v TH White Ltd and another, Decadent Vapours Ltd v Bevan and others and UtiliseTDS Ltd v Davies and another  EWCA CA Civ 906, see Legal update, Relief from sanctions: the new test.