Stephen Reilly and Andrew Jones

In the recent decision in Higgins & Others [2017] EWHC 2190 (Ch), it was shown once again that, despite increased leniency for errors of civil procedure during the course of proceedings, the Courts will still take a strict approach to the defective service of Claim Forms at the commencement of proceedings.

In this article, Stephen Reilly and Andrew Jones, provide an overview of the case and highlight the importance of checking that all requirements have been complied with on service of proceedings before filing an Acknowledgement of Service and Defence.

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