Prohibited Steps Order on a Friday night

There I was getting ready for a nice Friday night when the telephone rings at five to five in the afternoon. A barrister, no less on the other end of the phone. Wants to know if it’s possible to serve a court order on the hurry tonight, before 9pm?

“yes” I tell him, “no problem” one of my Process Servers will do it.

So at 8pm I am in the middle of the east end knocking on someone’s door and would you believe it, there’s no one home. I’ll have to go back tomorrow!

But why are these Court Orders always obtained on a Friday afternoon and why do they always have to be served on the hurry? What’s wrong with Tuesday or Wednesday?