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Mallet v. Richardson: Raising the Clameur?

The case of the day, Mallet v. Richardson (Jersey Royal Ct. 2014), involves a conflict between antique customs and modern international rules on service of process.
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New Book: Anthimos on Service of Process Abroad

Anthimos BookLetters Blogatory contributor Apostolos Anthimos has published a new book, Service of Process Abroad: A Practical Guide. The book, written in Greek, 1 is available from Sakkoulas Publications. Here is the press release.

This book grew out of the experience of the author’s engagement with cross-border legal practice for nearly two decades. It gives the full picture on serving Greek proceedings to litigants abroad. A purely practical approach has been opted: Its main purpose is the immediate access to key information on a state by state basis. This is accomplished by a clear-cut description of the applicable law and the presentation of the reported case law for each country separately.

The existing legislative framework is summarized in the introductory chapter. The analysis is based on the 4-level model, well known for many countries around the globe, i.e., domestic provisions (Article 134 Greek Code of Civil Procedure), bilateral agreements, the Hague Service Convention, and EC- Service Regulations 1348/2000 & 1393/2007.

The main part of the book elaborates each country separately. The material varies, depending on socio-economic ties and factors. For instance, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, the UK, USA, and Australia are strongly represented on the respective chapters, in comparison with many African, Asian and Latin American legal orders, where no conventional link or case law has been traced. All chapters have the following structure: First, the connecting factors on the legislative level, plus any existing declarations from the state in question. Secondly, the elaboration of Greek case law on the service of process to litigants with residence or seat in the respective country.

The annexes of the book host all bilateral conventions signed by Greece on the matter, the text of the Hague Service Convention, coupled with the declarations made by Greece, and the text of EC-Regulation 1393/2007. The case law coverage is fully updated, and includes all decisions reported until October 2013.

Congratulations, Apostolos, on the new book!


  1. For Google indexing purposes, the Greek title is Επιδόσεις στο εξωτερικό, by Απόστολος Άνθιμος.

Kickstarter Project of the Day: Please Lend A Hand!

My friend Luke Farrer is coming to the end of a Kickstarter campaign for creating a 3D map of Australia’s Claustral Canyon that I hope you’ll take a minute to support. Here’s his description:

Carrying the latest in 3D laser scanners, I will abseil down Claustral’s three sheer waterfalls to the base of the slot canyon, where little has changed since primeval times. There, I will take a complete three- dimensional scan of the canyon.

The result: a breathtakingly unique 3D adventure suitable for use in games and virtual reality; education; and at-home exploration for those who might otherwise never be able to experience this incredible canyon.

How awesome is that? I hope you’ll take a minute to visit the site and chip in!