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Rule 278Service of written pleadings and other documents

1. As soon as practicable after written pleadings have been received at the Registry, the Registry shall serve the pleadings and any other document lodged with the pleadings on the other party by means of electronic communication except if the pleading contains a request for an ex parte proceeding.

2. Where service by means of electronic communication cannot be effected, the Registry shall serve the written pleadings on the party by:

(a) registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or equivalent; or

(b) any method authorized by the Court under Rule 275 [1] .

3. Service under paragraph 2(a) shall be effected at the following place:

(a) where the party is a company or other legal person: at its statutory seat, central administration, principal place of business or at any place within the Co
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1.Where it appears to the Court on an application by the claimant that there is a good reason to authorise service by a method or at a place not otherwise permitted by this Chapter, the Court may by way of order permit service by an alternative method or at an alternative place.
2.On a reasoned request by the claimant, the Court may order that steps already taken to bring the Statement of claim to the attention of the defendant by an alternative method or at an alternative place is good service.
3.An order under this rule shall specify:
(a) the method or place of service;
(b) the date on which the Statement of claim is deemed served; and
(c) the period for filing the Statement of defence.
4. No order for alternative service under this Rule shall be made permitting service in a manner that is contrary to the law of the state where service is to be effected.