The postman delivered my mail at approx 1:28pm this afternoon. One of the items was a letter dated the 13th of November 2017 from the Royal Courts of Justice, Administrative Court Office. In the letter, “FB” wrote:
“We have received your Certificate of service (N215) on the 10/11/17. We are unable to process your N215, as you have not served all the parties who are listed on your Judicial Review claim form…..”
The Certificate of service (N215) that I’d completed, to confirm I’d served the Upper Tribunal, had been enclosed with the letter!
I served all of the 3 x parties (Defendant (Upper Tribunal) & 2 x Interested Parties) on 9th Nov 2017. I then completed 3 x Certificates of Service, and sent each one separately via Royal Mail’s 1st class “Signed For” service, also on 9/11/17. They were received by the RC of J on 10/11/17, each one was individually signed for, and I could see that on Royal Mail’s “track & trace” facility.
Horrified, I phoned the Royal Courts of Justice on 0207 947 6655, where “J” said I should have either sent the 3 x Certificates of Service in the same envelope, or, squeezed the details of the 3 x parties I’d served onto just 1 Certificate of Service! I lamented that this wasn’t specified on the form, and I confirmed that the RC of J had received all 3 x Certificates of Service N215 on 10/11/17, (separately). “J” said the other 2 x Certificates of Service are probably going to be sent back to me too, as they need to receive the 3 x Certificates of Service together. “J” said I need to get these sent in ASAP. I asked her to put a note on their “system”, about this conversation.
So I’ve printed off some new Certificates of Service, I will post these off tomorrow.
I have also emailed them a Complaint.