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35. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), a document may be served—
(a)where it is not known whether a solicitor is acting on behalf of a party—
(i)by delivering it to the party personally; or
(ii)by delivering it at, or by sending it by first class post to, the party’s residence or last known residence; or
(b)where a solicitor is known to be acting on behalf of a party—
(i)by delivering the document at, or sending it by first class post to, the solicitor’s address for service; or
(ii)through a document exchange in accordance with the relevant practice direction.
(2) A notice of hearing must be served in accordance with paragraph (1)(a)(i) or (ii) irrespective of whether a solicitor is acting on behalf of a party.
(3) Where it appears to the court that there is a good reason to authorise service by a method not permitted by paragraph (1), the court may direct that service is effected by an alternative method.
(4) A direction that service is effected by an alternative method must specify—
(a)the method of service; and
(b)the date when the document will be deemed to be served.
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