Electronic delivery

  • Tim McCormack

Abstract

The timeous dispatch and receipt of documents is often questioned in legal proceedings, particularly where time limits apply and penalties are incurred. Historically these claims have arisen as a result of using traditional surface mail providers, but now electronic delivery mechanisms can be used, and these can also be examined in court when they appear to fail. A question to be considered is whether the case law with regard to traditional surface mail is relevant to issues that arise from electronic delivery mechanisms.

Index words: Postal service, Telecommunications, Electronic delivery

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