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16B. Service by email or other means of electronic communication

(1) A claim form may be served electronically.
(2) In this Rule, “notice” has the meaning ascribed to it in the relevant practice direction.
(3) A claim form is served electronically on a person −
(a) by email, provided that it must be shown that the email account to which the document is sent belongs to the person to be served;
(b) by mobile text message (SMS), WhatsApp (or like messaging), provided that it must be shown that the mobile number to which the document, or notice of the document, is sent belongs to the person to be served; or
(c) by email, mobile text message, (SMS), WhatsApp (or like messaging) to a lawyer nominated by the person to be served as authorised to accept service.
(4) In relation to Rule 16B(3), a record or copy of the email, mobile text message (SMS), WhatsApp (or like messaging), including any confirmation of delivery or confirmation of receipt (as the case may be), must be included with the certificate of service filed pursuant to Rule 21.
Amended on November 30, 2020