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Circuit Court Rules

Amendment to: Order 5
S.I. No. 378 of 2018: Circuit Court Rules (Service) 2018


1. (1) These Rules, which may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules (Service) 2018, shall come into operation on the 17th day of October 2018.

(2) These Rules shall be construed together with the Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2018.

(3) The Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2017 as amended by these Rules may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2018.

2. The Circuit Court Rules are amended:

      (i) by the substitution for rule 3 of Order 5 of the following rule:

        “3. (1) Subject to Order 8, the Civil Bill shall state:

            (a) the given or first name, surname, occupation and residence or place of business of the plaintiff;

            (b) the surname of the defendant, his residence or place of business, and, where known, his given or first name and his occupation, and, if the defendant is sued in a representative capacity, the capacity in which he is sued.

        (2) A solicitor acting for a plaintiff shall additionally indorse upon the Civil Bill his or her name or that of his or her firm and:

            (i) the registered place of business where documents may be left for him or her, and

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

        (3) The indorsement required by sub-rules (1) and (2) shall be in the following form:

            “This Civil Bill was issued by ...., whose registered place of business is ...., *[and who consents to the service of documents in the proceedings by electronic mail to ........], solicitor for the plaintiff, ....., who *[resides/has his/her place of business] at ... and is ......”

        (4) A plaintiff suing in person shall additionally indorse upon the Civil Bill:

            (i) an address for service, where documents may be left for him or her, and

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

        (5) The indorsement required by sub-rules (1) and (4) shall be in the following form:

            “This Civil Bill was issued by the plaintiff, ......, who *[resides/has his/her place of business] at ..... and is ....... *[and who consents to the service of documents in the proceedings by electronic mail to ......],”;