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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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