HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c59W
Mr. du Cann

asked the Attorney-General whether he will take steps to enable High Court business to be conducted by post instead of by personal attendance at the Central Office of the Royal Courts of Justice.

The Attorney-General

The Senior Master, with my noble Friend's concurrence, issued on 14th April a practice direction authorising a wide range of business to be conducted by post at the central office, so obviating the need for parties and their solicitors to attend in person. In addition to the issue of writs and the entry of appearance, which can already be effected by post, it will be possible to issue summonses, enter default a judgments, makeex-parte applications to masters, obtain consent orders take other steps by sending the requisite documents to the court office. These arrangements will come into force on 1st June next.