STATUTORY DEMAND – SECTION 62 OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 1981 – EFFECTIVE SERVICE – REGISTERED OFFICE
The Petitioner was a creditor of the Respondent Company which had served a Statutory Demand requiring the Respondent to pay the judgment sum. The Petitioner had appeared before the Registrar and satisfied the Registrar that requirement for service and advertisement had been met. The only question that has been problematic in that regard is the fact that former service providers at the Company’s registered office, signified when served that they have resigned and the address was no longer the registered office. The Court therefore considered the requirements for service in circumstances where a registered office is no longer an operative one.