The rules governing service changed on 1 October 2008. From that date, a new Part 6 came into force, as published in the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008 (SI 2008/2178); replacing the former Part 6 entirely and making consequential amendments to other rules. As a result, there are substantial changes to both the domestic regime and the rules on service out of the jurisdiction.
This note summarises the main changes arising under the new rules (and the accompanying new practice directions) and provides information on the background consultation by the Ministry of Justice.
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