Malawi - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

The Registrar of the High Court of Malawi

Contact details:
Address: The Registrar of the High Court of Malawi
P.O. Box 30244
Blantyre 3
Malawi
Telephone: +265 670 255
+265 677 223
Fax: +265 670 938
+265 670 213
E-mail: highcourt@sdnp.org.mw 
General website: www.sdnp.org.mw/ruleoflaw/highcourt/
Contact person: Hon. Mr Sylvester A. Kalembera
The Registrar
Languages spoken by staff:  

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2003 Service Convention Questionnaire)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
The Registrar of the High Court of Malawi
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

Formal Service (Art. 5(1)(a))
Service may be made by an officer of the High Court and any Subordinate Court.

Personal service
a.
 Upon an individual – by personal service on the defendant / respondent. Where personal service has proved impracticable the Court may / can grant leave for an Order of substituted service.

b. Upon a company or body corporate – by service on the director, or secretary of the company or body corporate, or on the registered office thereof.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
 
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
 
Time for execution of request:  
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
 
Art. 8(2): No opposition
Art. 10(a): No opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): No declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): No declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Germany (the bilateral Convention between the United Kingdom and Germany (London, 20 March 1928 – Articles 2 to 7) applies to Malawi by virtue of the Declaration by Malawi of 18 March 1967).
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(This page was last updated on 25 September 2006)

Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)