Timescales for service

Due to the volume of documents which can require serving, it is not possible for us to list them all here. If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact us - we're always happy to help!

 

Claim Form Within 4 months of the date of issue (or amendment), or within 6 months if it is served out of the Jurisdiction.
Particulars of Claim Within 14 days of service of the Claim Form.
Application Notice As soon as possible, and not less than 3 days before the hearing
N39 Order to Attend Court for Questioning Not less than 14 clear days before the date appointed for the examination to take place
N79a Suspended Committal Order Not less than 14 clear days before the date appointed for the examination to take place
Claim for Possession of Land Residential - not less than 5 clear days before hearing.

Other Land - not less than 2 clear days before hearing.

Notice of Application for Attachment of Earnings It is recommended  that if personally served, it is at least 8 clear days before the hearing.
Notice of Application for Injunction Not less than 3 days before the Court is due to hear the application
Divorce Petition No set timescale
Judgment Summons Personal service not less than 10 days before the Hearing. Debtor is entitled to a reasonable sum to cover travelling expenses.
Family Law - Applications with Notice Not less than 2 business days before the date on which the Application is being heard
Family Law - Application without Notice As soon as possible
Statutory Demand No set time limit
Winding Up Petition It should be dealt with as a matter of urgency, and in any case at least 14 days before the date of the Hearing.
Bankruptcy Petition Not less than 14 clear days before the Hearing
Magistrates Court Summons Where circumstances permit it should be served at least 7 days before the Hearing

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