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Getting personal – Court strikes out £0.5 million claim due to solicitor's defective service of proceedings

July 2018

The importance of always checking the validity of service.

Judgement was handed down yesterday in Peak Health Distribution Limited v Harris Lacey & Swain (a partnership) (2018), where the High Court held there was no “good reason” for retrospectively validating a solicitor’s defective attempt at personal service. The Court struck out the £0.5m claim against the Defendant firm of accountants.

In this article, Andrew Jones discusses this new judgement, and the impact it will now have on cases such as this going forward.

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