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If the notice of commencement is served unsigned, are the detailed assessment proceedings valid and effective? And what happens if there is no "indemnity principle" certificate?

What is the position if Form N252 (Notice of commencement of assessment of bill of costs) has been served unsigned? Without the signature, has there been a valid and effective commencement of detailed assessment proceedings? Are you aware of any authority on this point? The N252 is accompanied by a signed bill of costs and supporting vouchers. The bill contains a certificate stating that it is both accurate and complete, and a certificate as to interest and payments. However, there is no specific certificate as to compliance with the indemnity principle.
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