No duty on solicitor to inform opponent of error in service

The High Court has held that there was no good reason to validate service retrospectively where the claimant's solicitors had served proceedings on the defendant’s solicitors shortly before expiry of the claim form without having obtained confirmation that the solicitors… Read more

English court allows service via Facebook

As reported in the legal press, on Friday last week the High Court (Mr Justice Teare) granted permission to serve a claim on an individual defendant via Facebook, as the parties involved had been unable to locate him. This comes… Read more

Service Permissible via Twitter

In the recent case of Blaney v Persons Unknown (October 2009), the English court demonstrated a willingness to move with the times and made an order permitting alternative service of an injunction via Twitter, the popular social networking website. No… Read more

Are the English courts ready for service through Facebook?

On 16 December 2008, a judge in the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court permitted service of a default judgment via the social networking site, Facebook: MKM Capital Property Limited v Corbo and Poyser (No. SC 608 of 2008). No written judgment… Read more