224. Failure to file acknowledgment of service
(1) Where a person served with a claim form has failed to file an acknowledgment of service in accordance with Rule 221, he may not take part in a hearing to decide whether permission to proceed with the claim for judicial review should be given, unless the Court allows him to do so; but, provided he complies with Rule 222 (2) or any other direction of the Court regarding the filing and service of detailed grounds for contesting the claim or supporting it on additional grounds and any written evidence, he may take part in the hearing of the judicial review.
(2) Where that person takes part in the hearing of the judicial review, the Court will take his failure to file an acknowledgment of service into account when deciding what order to make about costs.
(3) Rule 36(3) does not apply to a claim under this Part.
|Amended on June 1, 2017|