21 February 2012 - 9:03am | posted by | 0 comments

Court order served via Facebook

Court order served via FacebookCourt order served via Facebook

Facebook might be the place to go for status updates and sharing crazy links but it hasn’t been a platform from which users can expect to be brandished with a court order – until now.

Courtesy of Mr Justice Tear the social networking site has become the latest medium from which to communicate with defendants after ‘difficulties’ were encountered in locating one of the parties in a commercial claim.

The unusual approach was adopted as a measure of last resort to pin the individual down after “more conventional” methods failed.

Though unusual the measure is not without legal precedent as the courts wield longstanding powers to serve Claim Forms or other documents via an alternative method where difficulties are encountered.

Described as a frequent visitor of the social networking site the defendant was served with a personal message issued via the site informing them of the injunction being served, alongside directions to where a full hard copy of the order could be obtained.

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