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The Postal Administration Rules 2013

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CHAPTER 1The Giving of Notice and the Supply of Documents—general

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155.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Rule, this Chapter applies where a notice or other document is required to be given, delivered or sent under the 1986 Act or the Rules by any person, including a postal administrator.

(2) This Chapter does not apply to the service of—

(a)any application to the court;

(b)any evidence in support of that application; or

(c)any order of the court.

(3) This Chapter does not apply to the delivery of documents to the registrar of companies.

Personal delivery of documents

156.  Personal delivery of a notice or other document is permissible in any case.

Postal delivery of documents

157.  Unless in any particular case some other form of delivery is required by the 1986 Act, the Rules or an order of the court, a notice or other document may be sent by post in accordance with the rules for postal service in CPR Part 6 and sending by such means has effect as specified in those rules.

Non-receipt of notice of meeting

158.  Where in accordance with the 1986 Act or the Rules, a meeting of creditors or other persons is summoned by notice, the meeting is presumed to have been duly summoned and held, notwithstanding that not all those to whom the notice is to be given have received it.

Notice etc to solicitors

159.  Where under the 1986 Act or the Rules a notice or other document is required or authorised to be given, delivered or sent to a person, it may be given, delivered or sent instead to a solicitor authorised to accept delivery on that person’s behalf.

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