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UNIFORM CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1999 - REG 112

How ordinary service is performed

112 How ordinary service is performed

(1) If these rules do not require personal service of a document, the following are ways by which the document may be served on the person to be served—
(a) leaving it with someone who is apparently an adult living at the relevant address;
(b) if there is no-one at the relevant address—leaving it at the relevant address in a position where it is reasonably likely to come to the person’s attention;
(c) if the relevant address is within a building or area to which the person serving the document has been denied access—leaving it at the building or area in a position where it is reasonably likely to come to the person’s attention;
(d) posting it to the relevant address;
(e) if the person has given—
(i) a fax number under these rules—faxing the document to the person; or
(ii) an email address under these rules—emailing the document to the person;
(f) if the solicitor for the person has—
(i) an exchange box at a document exchange—leaving the document in the exchange box or another exchange box available for documents to be transferred to the solicitor’s exchange box; or
(ii) a fax—faxing the document to the solicitor; or
(iii) an email address—emailing the document to the solicitor;
(g) an electronic means prescribed by practice direction.
(2) A document served under subrule (1) (f) (i) is taken to have been served on the business day after it is left in the document exchange box.
(3) In this rule—

"relevant address" , of a person to be served, means—
(a) the person’s address for service; or
(b) for an individual who does not have an address for service
(i) the individual’s last known place of business or residence; or
(ii) if the individual is suing or being sued in the name of a partnership—the principal or last known place of business of the partnership; or
(c) for a corporation that does not have an address for service—its head office or its principal or registered office.



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