QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
B e f o r e :
|THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF PILOT FOODS LIMITED||(CLAIMANT)|
|HORSFERRY ROAD MAGISTRATES COURT||(DEFENDANT)|
Smith Bernal Wordwave Limited
190 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AG
Tel No: 020 7404 1400 Fax No: 020 7831 8838
(Official Shorthand Writers to the Court)
The DEFENDANT did not appear and was not represented
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Thursday, 15th May 2003
"A summons issued under regulation 12(2) may be served on a person --
(a) by delivering it to him
(b) by leaving it at his usual or last known place of abode, or in the case of a company, at its registered office ..."
"... your client did not dispute the Council compliance with the said Regulations. Your client was in fact disputing that it was in occupation of the premises, which are the subject of the liability order, during the period for which the liability order was granted and that it had no notice of the hearing relating to the liability orders. These are also the grounds outlined in your judicial review claim form".
"I would like to point out that at all times the City Council has complied with all the requirements of the Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) Regulations 1989 ... including the requirements as to the service of documents provided for by the said Regulations".