Claim form – Service. The claimants brought proceedings alleging that they had been mis-sold certain bonds. The Chancery Division held that the claimants had not validly served the claim form on the first defendant bank (IAPB) in accordance with CPR 6.9(2), in circumstances where IAPB was not carrying out its business in the United Kingdom. The claim against its parent company, the second defendant, was struck out pursuant to CPR 3.4(2)(a) on the ground that the particulars of claim disclosed no reasonable grounds for bringing the claim.