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3. In Part 6—
(a)in rule 6.7—
(i)after paragraph(2)(a), insert—
“(aa)a solicitor acting for the defendant has notified the claimant in writing that the solicitor is instructed by the defendant to accept service of the claim form on behalf of the defendant at a business address within Scotland or Northern Ireland;”; and
(ii)in the second set of parentheses at the end of the rule, for “2.3(7)”, substitute “2.3(7A)”;
(b)in rule 6.8—
(i)after “Section IV of this Part” insert “, and except where any other rule or practice direction makes different provision”; and
(ii)in the first set of parentheses at the end of the rule, for “2.3(7)”, substitute “2.3(7A)”; and
(c)In rule 6.23, in the parentheses at the end of paragraph (2)—
(i)after “2.3(7)” insert “and (7A)”;
(ii)for “paragraph 4(6)” substitute “paragraph 4(3A) and (6)”; and
(iii)for “paragraph 5.1(4)” substitute “paragraph 5.1(3A) and (4)”.
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