Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2014] All ER (D) 238 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2014] EWCA Civ 6
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Lord Justice Kitchin, Lord Justice Beatson and Sir Stanley Burnton

Representation Sydney Chawatama (instructed by Davies and Partners) for the claimant.
  Howard Elgot (instructed by Kobalt Law LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 30 January 2014

Catchwords

Practice - Pre-trial or post-judgment relief - Service of documents - Address for service - Claim form being served on individual at address where he worked - Whether individual sued in name of business - Whether claim form validly served - CPR 6.9.

The Case

Practice Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. In a personal injury claim brought against a cosmetic surgeon who resided and worked in Italy but who carried out an allegedly negligent procedure at a clinic in London, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that the claim form had not been validly served at his place of business as he was not sued as an individual in a business name and he should in any event have been served in Italy.

Practice Areas

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