Filing and sending documents.
A document which is required by these Rules to be filed with the Registrar shall be delivered personally or by post or by facsimile or by e-mail to the Registrar's address for service (see Rule 9).
Where a person is required to state an address for service the person shall provide a physical address for service within the DIFC, and may in addition provide an e-mail or facsimile address at which the person is willing to accept service.
A document which is required by these Rules to be sent to any person other than the Registrar may be:(a) delivered personally to the person's physical address for service;(b) sent by post to the person's physical address for service;(c) sent to the person by e-mail at any e-mail address which the person has provided as an address for service;(d) sent to the person by facsimile at any facsimile address which the person has provided as an address for service.
If a person has not provided an address for service, a document may:(a) in the case of a company, be delivered personally or sent by post to the secretary of the company at the registered address or principal place of business of the company;(b) in the case of a partnership, be delivered personally or sent by post to the last known address of any one of the partners;(c) in the case of any other person, be delivered personally to him or sent by post to the last known address of that person.
A document shall be treated as having been filed or sent at the time when, having regard to all the circumstances, including the method of filing or sending, the incidence of non-working days and the differences between time zones, the document should in the ordinary course have come to the notice of the intended recipient.
The Hearing Panel may dispense with the filing or sending of a document if the interests of justice so require.
The Hearing Panel may, for good reason, authorise a document to be sent or filed by an alternative method to those permitted by these Rules.