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I was just wondering about the law on serving of notices. If

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Hi I was just wondering about the law on serving of notices. If I employ someone to hand deliver a letter and have their receipt as proof of posting, is the notice valid from receipt or from dispatch, and if the letter is hand delivered after I rescind the notice, does the notice have any affect?
The someone I wish to employ is not the post office but a specialist delivery company, does that make a difference? Please cite the legislation around notices and any case law.
In effect what I want to do is issue a notice, but I'm aware it might take 14 days to be delivered by hand, and this would give me the opportunity to remind the notice by email if it is better for me to do so.
please email me if you need further clarification about what I need.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.

Dear *****,

It rather depends on what kind of notice you are talking about - the law takes different views about different notices.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi ThomasIt's just a notice to de-register my child from school.Richard
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.

I see. You always need to check the terms of the contract with the school. The closest analogy would otherwise probably be the Civil Procedure Rules in CPR 6.3

The permitted methods of service are:

  • Personal service. This is effective as soon as delivered

  • First class post, document exchange (DX) or other service which provides for delivery on the next business day.

Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.

I hope that helps.

Happy to discuss further.

Please can you remember to rate positively - thanks