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The Postal Administration Rules 2013

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10.—(1) Service of the application in accordance with Rule 8 shall be effected by the applicant, or the applicant’s solicitor, or by a person instructed by the applicant or the applicant’s solicitor, not less than 5 business days before the date fixed for the hearing.

(2) Service shall be effected as follows—

(a)on the company (subject to paragraph (3) of this Rule), by delivering the documents to its registered office;

(b)on any other person (subject to paragraph (4) of this Rule), by delivering the documents to their proper address;

(c)in either case, in such other manner as the court may direct.

(3) If delivery to the company’s registered office is not practicable or if the company is an unregistered company, service may be effected by delivery to its last known principal place of business in England and Wales.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5) of this Rule, for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) of this Rule, a person’s proper address is any which they have previously notified as their address for service; but if they have not notified any such address, service may be effected by delivery to their usual or last known address.

(5) In the case of a person who—

(a)is an authorised deposit-taker or former authorised deposit-taker;

(b)either-

(i)has appointed, or is or may be entitled to appoint, an administrative receiver of the company, or

(ii)is, or may be, entitled to appoint an administrator of the company under paragraph 14; and

(c)has not notified an address for service,

the proper address is the address of an office of that person where, to the knowledge of the applicant, the company maintains a bank account or, where no such office is known to the applicant, the registered office of that person, or, if there is no such office, their usual or last known address.

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