Court clarifies relationship between the CPR and the Companies Act when serving a director resident abroad

11 February 2014. Published by Adam Forster, Senior Associate

Following a recent judgment of the High Court, it has been held that an individual who is resident abroad, but who is a director of a UK company, can be served with documents, ...

… including a Claim Form commencing English legal proceedings, at his service address as director, even if the document is not related to that company or his directorship of it.  RPC's Commercial Disputes team advised the successful parties in the Applications before the court, which led to this important decision.  The court applied section 1140 of the Companies Act 2006 and the effect of the decision is that a director who resides outside of the jurisdiction can be served with English legal proceedings on any matter if he has a UK service address recorded at Companies House, thereby obviating the usual requirements relating to service outside the jurisdiction under CPR Part 6.  To read the full article, please click here.

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