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Rules of the Superior Courts

Amendment to: Order 12
S.I. No. 475 of 2017: Rules of the Superior Courts (Service) 2017


1. (1) These Rules, which may be cited as the Rules of the Superior Courts (Service) 2017, shall come into operation on 27 November 2017.

(2) These Rules shall be construed together with the Rules of the Superior Courts.

(3) The Rules of the Superior Courts as amended by these Rules may be cited as the Rules of the Superior Courts 1986 to 2017.

2. The Rules of the Superior Courts are amended:

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      (v) by the substitution for rules 6 and 7 of Order 12 of the following rules:

        “6. The solicitor of a defendant shall state in the memorandum of appearance:
            (i) his registered place of business, or

            (ii) where the defendant’s solicitor consents to the receipt of documents in the proceedings by electronic mail, his or her electronic mail address (in lieu of his or her registered place of business) to which documents may be sent in electronic form.

        7. A defendant appearing in person shall state in the memorandum of appearance:
            (i) an address for service where documents may be left for him, or

            (ii) where the defendant consents to the receipt of documents in the proceedings by electronic mail, his or her electronic mail address (in lieu of his or her address for service) to which documents may be sent in electronic form.

        7A. In—
            (a) any proceedings where entry of an appearance is not required, or

            (b) any case where consent to the receipt of documents in the proceedings by electronic mail has not been endorsed in accordance with rules 14 or 15 of Order 4 or stated in accordance with rules 6 or 7 of this Order

        a solicitor or party may give notice of such consent by letter in writing sent by ordinary pre-paid post to the other party or, if that party is legally represented in the proceedings, that party’s solicitor.
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