SERVICE BY TEXT: ALLOWED IN AN EXCEPTIONAL CASE
The facts in NPV v QEL & Anor  EWHC 703 (QB) were exceptional. However it does show that in some circumstances the courts will allow service by text.
The claimant was applying for an injunction to prevent alleged blackmailers. The first defendant was someone he had a relationship with, the second an unknown person who attempted to extract £75,000 in a series of phone calls, threatening to expose the relationship with the first defendant. A meeting had been set up with the second defendant the day after the court hearing.
The claimant successfully obtained an injunction. It was planned to serve it at the meeting (in place of handing over the £75,000). The judge considered how service should take place if the meeting did not occur.