Hardwicke continues to respond the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and to ensure that we do all we can to keep our people, clients, friends and families safe. It is now imperative that we do all we can to limit physical contact for the time being and therefore our working premises at Hardwicke Building in Lincoln’s Inn is closed. However, Hardwicke remains open for business, in as normal a way as we can make it. Barristers, practice managers and the rest of our staff team are working remotely and making good use of technology to reach out.
You can call us on +44 (0)20 7242 2523. Our normal telephone system is still operating and our usual friendly team is available to help.
We have a specific Covid-19 Resources section to assist with the specific issues which the coronavirus pandemic is causing across all sections of society and business. For ease, see a summary page of all contacts during this unusual time.
Under the CPR rules I need to effect personal service. Is this being relaxed due to covid-19? What happens if I cannot serve on the defendant personally? Sarah Clarke explores this issue https://buff.ly/2yF1P0n
Ryan Hocking answers the following question: I need to serve a claim form in an EU Member State. Given Covid-19 what do I need to think about? What are likely to be barriers in being able to effect valid service? https://buff.ly/2XdaocZ
It is assumed that the reference to the ‘Hague Convention’ is to the Hague Service Convention, concluded as part of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in 1965 (“the Convention”). The first point to note is that where the Convention is applicable, service must be effected in accordance with its provisions, and it is […]