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The Plant Health (Scotland) Order 2005

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35.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2), (3) and (4), a notice under this Order may be served on any person–

(a)by personal delivery;

(b)by leaving it for that person at that person’s last known place of abode or business; or

(c)by sending it through the post addressed to that person at that person’s last known place of abode or business.

(2) Where a notice under this Order must be served on the occupier or other person in charge of premises, and the last known place of abode or business of that person cannot be ascertained after reasonable inquiry, the notice shall be taken to be served seven days after it has been addressed to “the occupier” and affixed conspicuously to an object on the premises to which the notice relates.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), a notice served under this Order may–

(a)in the case of a body corporate (other than a limited liability partnership), be served on the secretary or clerk of that body at the address of the registered or principal office of that body;

(b)in the case of a partnership (other than a limited liability partnership), be served on a partner or person having the control or management of the partnership business at the address of the principal office of the partnership; or

(c)in the case of a limited liability partnership, be served on a member of the partnership at the address of the registered or principal office of that partnership,

and for the purposes of this paragraph the principal office of a company registered outside the United Kingdom or of a partnership carrying on business outside the United Kingdom shall be its principal office within the United Kingdom.

(4) In the case of a registered plant trader a notice under this Order shall be served on the trader either by personal delivery, or by leaving it for the trader, or sending it through the post addressed to the trader, at the address of the premises listed in the register or, if more than one such address is registered, any address specified by the trader as the principal address.

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