New Normal in the Substituted Service of Court Documents in Hong Kong
When proceedings are commenced in Hong Kong, it is a general procedural requirement that the Plaintiff must effect personal service of the originating process, i.e. a writ of summons or an originating summons, on the Defendant. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to quarantine requirements or other travel or border restrictions, personal service of court documents in Hong Kong has become even more difficult.
Substituted Service where Defendant Cannot be Found
What happens if ...