Notice of respondent's solicitor and service of notices
For the saving and transitional provisions relating to the amendments made by the Resolution of the Legislative Council (L.N. 130 of 2007), see paragraph (12) of that Resolution.
(1) A solicitor appointed to act for a respondent in proceedings on a petition shall forthwith give notice of his appointment to the petitioner and file a copy of the notice with the Registrar.
(2) Subject to rule 6(2), any notice required to be served on a respondent to a petition may be served-
(a) by delivering or sending it by post to any solicitor who has given notice under subrule (1) that he is acting for the respondent; or
(b) if no notice under subrule (1) has been given, by delivering it to the respondent or by leaving it at, or sending it by post or by recorded delivery or by a registered letter to, his last known place of abode in Hong Kong, or, if the proceedings are before the Court, in such manner as the Court may direct.
(3) Subject to rule 6(2), any notice required to be served on the Secretary for Justice, the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, the Electoral Affairs Commission and the Clerk to the Legislative Council in proceedings on any petition may be served by delivering or sending it by post to that person. (L.N. 130 of 2007)