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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 10.22

Acceptance of service by lawyer

             (1)  A lawyer may accept service of an originating application for a respondent if:

                     (a)  the lawyer has authority to accept service of an originating application for the respondent; and

                     (b)  the lawyer endorses a note on a copy of the document that the lawyer accepts service of the document for the respondent.

             (2)  A document that is endorsed by a lawyer under paragraph (1)(b) is taken to have been served personally:

                     (a)  on the date that the endorsement is made; or

                     (b)  if personal service on the respondent is proved on an earlier date--on the earlier date.



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