Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Legal News:UK legal claims served via Facebook

The Judicial Office for England & Wales said Justice Nigel Teare had agreed to the use of the popular social networking site to serve a claim in a commercial dispute.

Legal authorities say a judge at England's High Court has allowed lawyers to log on to Facebook to serve legal claims.

Lawyers had been seeking a former worker embroiled in the dispute & successfully applied for permission to notify him by Facebook in a hearing last Friday.

The office had few other details of the case, but said it is thought to be the first time lawyers had sought to make use of Facebook in this manner.

Ordinarily British legal claims are served in hard copy, although unconventional means are occasionally employed if the people involved are hard to pin down.
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