Service of the Claim Form: Avoiding the Pitfalls


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This is a Level 3: Team Leader / Supervisor Practitioner webinar

Whilst the overriding objective is the norm for interpretation of most of the CPR,  the exception are the rules relating to Service. The courts have made it clear that the rules relating to Service will be interpreted in a most draconian manner.It is the Claimant’s solicitor’s responsibility to ensure that the claim is issued and served in a timely manner.  This webinar will get you up to speed on all the traps and pitfalls when Serving the Claim Form and how to avoid them.

After watching our Webinar you will have learnt:

  • The methods of Service and the circumstances in which they are available
  • The appropriate places of Service and the pitfalls associated with each
  • The availability of an application for alternative Service and the test to be applied by the court
  • The relevance of the deemed date of Service
  • The distinctions in CPR 6 for Service of the Claim Form and other documents
  • The possible solutions to a defective Service challenge

We will be discussing:

  • Methods of Service – review of the possible pitfalls
    • Email
    • Fax
    • CPR 6.15 – alternative methods of service
      • Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2018] 1WLR 1119,
      • Abela v Baadarani [2013] 1WLR 2043
  • Place of Service – options and consequences
  • Deemed date of Service – not the key consideration
  • When is a Claim Form Served – dates for Service of other documents
  • Extending the time for Service – Application, Agreement, Directions
  • Identifying Service out of time – Consequences

Book this Webinar if you want to be able to:

  • Select an effective Service method without risk of defective Service challenges
  • Select the appropriate place of Service to avoid Service challenges
  • Make realistic assessment of the likelihood of a successful CPR 6.15 application to remedy defective Service
  • Calculate the deemed date of Service effectively and apply the date to defendant Service obligations
  • Distinguish between the rules for Service of the Claim Form and Service of other documents
  • Make the necessary applications to defeat a claim that Service of the Claim Form has been defective


This webinar is now available as a recording and you can access it whenever you wish. The recording link can be accessed for a whole year after the initial presentation. Our delegates will also receive the power point presentation slides used by our trainer during the webinar presentation

Your Trainer:

NEW – Ogden: How to use the Supplementary Tables and Tables A-DNicky Carter is a self-employed Solicitor and Legal Trainer and has been delivering training for us since 2010.



Prices for MASS Members are £75 for a single view and £150 for a group view

Prices for Non Members are £95 for a single view and £190 for a group view

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