ISSUING OF PUBLIC SUMMONSES
No person or agency may be lawfully summoned into Common Law Court without first receiving a complete set of charges being brought against them and a formal Notice to Appear or Writ of Public Summons.
Such a Summons outlines the exact time, date and address when and where the trial will commence.
The Public Summons is applied for by the Plaintiff through the Court Registrar. The Summons will be issued under the signature of the Court Adjudicator and delivered to the Defendant by the Court Sheriff within 24 hours of its filing in the Court Registry by the Plaintiff.
The Sheriff must personally serve the Defendant, or post the Summons in a public place and record the posting if the Defendant avoids service.
The Defendant has seven days to appear in Court from the date of service.