Derrybaa Ltd v Castro Blanco: EAT 1986

The rules required a notice to be sent not less than 14 days before a date fixed for a hearing.
Held: The word ‘send’ in Rule 5 refers to the date when the notice is received or deemed to have been received under the Interpretation Act. In so concluding, it relied upon section 7 of that Act. Popplewell J said: ‘In the present case the Regulations provide an authorised service by post. In our judgment, that therefore requires this appeal tribunal and the industrial tribunal to have regard to the Interpretation Act 1978. If regard is had to the Interpretation Act 1978, it is the date of deemed receipt or actual receipt (it matters not in this case) to be applied and not the date on which it is sent and we see nothing in the Regulations to lead us to a contrary view. There is nothing to suggest that there is anything in the Regulations where the contrary intention appears.’


Popplewell J


[1986] ICR 546


Interpretation Act 1978 7

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DisapprovedMock v Inland Revenue EAT 1-Mar-1999
In the context of the time for appealing to the EAT under Rule 3(3) EAT Rules 1993, as amended, ‘sent’ referred to the date appearing on the ET ‘decision’.
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Updated: 05 May 2022; Ref: scu.347415