Part 22 Miscellaneous

387 Service of documents on companies in legal proceedings

(1)

A document, including a writ, summons, notice, or order, in any legal proceedings may be served on a company as follows:

(a)

by delivery to a person named as a director of the company on the New Zealand register; or

(b)

by delivery to an employee of the company at the company’s head office or principal place of business; or

(c)

by leaving it at the company’s registered office or address for service; or

(d)

by serving it in accordance with any directions as to service given by the court having jurisdiction in the proceedings; or

(e)

in accordance with an agreement made with the company; or

(f)

by serving it at an address for service given in accordance with the rules of the court having jurisdiction in the proceedings or by such means as a solicitor has, in accordance with those rules, stated that the solicitor will accept service.

(2)

The methods of service specified in subsection (1) are the only methods by which a document in legal proceedings may be served on a company in New Zealand.

Section 387(1)(e): amended, on 3 June 1998, by section 19 of the Companies Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 31).

Section 387(1)(f): inserted, on 3 June 1998, by section 19 of the Companies Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 31).