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Industrial Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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15.—(1) Any notice given under these Rules shall be in writing.

(2) All notices and documents required or authorised by these Rules to be sent or given to any person hereinafter mentioned may be sent by ordinary post (subject to paragraphs (5) and (6)) or through a document exchange in accordance with paragraph (4) or delivered to or at—

(a)in the case of a notice of appeal or of any other document directed to the Board, the Board’s address for service specified in the assessment notice;

(b)in the case of a document (other than a notice of appeal) directed to the Secretary, the Office of the Tribunals or such other office as may be notified by the Secretary to the appellant and to the Board under rule 5(b);

(c)in the case of a document directed to the appellant, his address for service specified in a notice given under these Rules or, failing such a notice or if a notice sent to such an address has been returned, his last known address or place of business in the United Kingdom, or if the appellant is a corporate body, such address or place of business or its registered or principal office;

and a notice or document sent or given to the representative of a party authorised in that behalf of the appellant or the Board shall be deemed to have been sent or given to the appellant or the Board as the case may be.

(3) The appellant or the Board may at any time by notice to the Secretary and to the other party change the address to which notices and documents are to be sent.

(4) Where—

(a)the proper address for service of any notice or document required or authorised by these Rules to be sent or given to any person includes a numbered box at a document exchange; or

(b)there is inscribed on the writing paper of the party on whom the notice or document is to be served (where such party acts in person) or on the writing paper of his solicitor (where such party acts by a solicitor) a document exchange box number, and such a party or his solicitor (as the case may be) has not indicated in writing to the party serving the notice or document that he is unwilling to accept service through a document exchange, service of the notice or document may be effected by leaving it addressed to that numbered box at that document exchange or at a document exchange which transmits documents every business day to that exchange; and any notice or document which is left at a document exchange in accordance with this paragraph shall unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been served on the second business day following the day on which it is left.

(5) Where a notice of appeal is not delivered, it shall be sent by the recorded delivery service.

(6) In any case he considers appropriate the President or Vice-President may direct that there shall be substituted service in such manner as he may deem fit.

(7) In this rule “document exchange” means any document exchange for the time being approved by the Lord Chancellor.

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