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4.—(1) Any document required or authorised by these Regulations to be served on a person may be so served—
(a)by delivering it to that person at or by leaving it at—
(i)an address for service provided by that person in accordance with these Regulations; or
(ii)that person’s proper address; or
(b)by sending it by post to that person at either of the addresses mentioned in sub-paragraph (a);
(f)where that person is an unincorporated body (other than an unincorporated partnership), by serving it in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) or (b) on a person having control or management of that body.
(2) For the purposes of this regulation and for the purposes of section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978(1) (which relates to the service of documents by post) in its application to this regulation, the proper address of any person on whom a document is to be served in accordance with these Regulations is—
(a)in the case of service on a partnership or a partner or person having control or management of the partnership business, the principal place of business in the United Kingdom of the partnership;
(b)in the case of service on a limited liability partnership or a member of the partnership, the registered office or principal place of business in the United Kingdom of the partnership;
(c)in the case of service on a body corporate or one of its directors or its secretary, the address of the registered office or principal place of business in the United Kingdom of the body; and
(d)in the case of service on an unincorporated body (other than an unincorporated partnership), the address of the principal place of business in the United Kingdom of the body; and
(e)in any other case, the last known address of the person in question.
(3) A document required or authorised by virtue of these Regulations to be served on a person may also be served by transmitting the document by any means of electronic communication to an electronic address (which includes a fax number and an e-mail address) being an address which the person has provided as an address for service under these Regulations, or otherwise held out as, an address at which the person can be contacted for the purposes of receiving such documents.
(4) A document transmitted by any means of electronic communication in accordance with paragraph (3) is, unless the contrary is proved, deemed to be received on the business day after the notice was transmitted over a public electronic communications network.
(5) In this regulation “body corporate” does not include a limited liability partnership or a Scottish partnership.
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