McAllister Olivarius (A firm) v Perry and others

Claim form – Service. The Chancery Division allowed the first defendant's application to set aside an order that had granted the claimant South African solicitors' firm an extension of time to serve its claim form. The court held that the claimant's efforts at service of the claim form had been wholly inadequate, and it had not come close to persuading the court that it ought to exercise its jurisdiction an extend time for service. There was no good reason to authorise service by an alternative method or at an alternative place, and no circumstances that would make it appropriate to dispense with service of the claim form.

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