It has came to our attention that an order was made in the UK recently granting permission for proceedings to be served through Facebook. We are aware that proceedings have been served using Facebook in other jurisdictions and this is now happening in Ireland. A recent application was made to the High Court for service of proceedings on a non-resident defendant by way of a private message on his Facebook page. This will be excellent news for any solicitor or client, who has been trying to progress a case against a defendant, who is avoiding service of proceedings or who has simply “gone missing”.
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