Hoe International Ltd v Andersen and another

Civil procedure – Period of notice in summons. Court of Session: Granting a reclaiming motion in an action in which the pursuers' solicitors had prepared a summons specifying a period of notice of 42 days because the first defender resided in USA and they intended to serve the summons by post but service was not effected by post because the defenders instructed a Scottish firm of solicitors to accept service, and the pursuers subsequently attempted to lodge the summons for calling but on the previous day the defenders enrolled a motion contending that the instance had fallen because the summons had not called within a year and a day after the period of notice expired, the court, disagreeing with the Lord Ordinary, held that the period of notice was 42 days, not 21 days, and accordingly the instance had not fallen and the summons could call.

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