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What are Summons?

  • A summon is a legal document that is issued by a Court on a person involved in a legal proceeding.The summons is the descendant of the writ of the common law.
  • A summon is served when a suit has been initiated by the plaintiff against the defendant.
  • The court directs to issue summons to the defendant as this ensures a fair trail.
  • If the summons are not duly served then no action can be taken against the defendant.

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