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Arbitration Act 1996

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77Powers of court in relation to service of documents

(1)This section applies where service of a document on a person in the manner agreed by the parties, or in accordance with provisions of section 76 having effect in default of agreement, is not reasonably practicable.

(2)Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the court may make such order as it thinks fit—

(a)for service in such manner as the court may direct, or

(b)dispensing with service of the document.

(3)Any party to the arbitration agreement may apply for an order, but only after exhausting any available arbitral process for resolving the matter.

(4)The leave of the court is required for any appeal from a decision of the court under this section.

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