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In a recent Singapore High Court action, the plaintiff, David Storey, successfully effected substituted service of the writ on one of three defendants, through a combination of electronic means, namely, email, Skype, Facebook and an internet message board.

While substituted service by electronic mail is expressly provided for in the Singapore Rules of Court 2 and the Supreme Court Practice Directions,3 there were no prior reported Singapore judgments on substituted service through social media and internet message boards.

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