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Alternative service outside the jurisdiction under the Hague Service Convention or a bilateral treaty: the “special” or “exceptional” circumstances justifying departure from international comity

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability to effect service outside the jurisdiction, such that parties may need to consider applying for alternative service. Although the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) do not contain an express provision for alternative service outside the jurisdiction, the UK Supreme Court in Abela v Baadarani held that such an order … Continue reading Alternative service outside the jurisdiction under the Hague Service Convention or a bilateral treaty: the “special” or “exceptional” circumstances justifying departure from international comity