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This Practice Note sets out the application of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 (FJ(RE)A 1933) for the enforcement of foreign judgments in England. It sets out the conditions for registration, the procedure for registration, the evidence required for the application, the registration order and its effect of such an order. The Practice Note also explains how to set aside registration.
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to enforce a court judgment. For guidance, see Cross border considerations—checklist—Enforcement—Brexit specific.
The Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 (FJ(RE)A 1933) applies to judgments given by courts (or classes of courts) in countries that the Crown has specified by Order in Council.
FJ(RE)A 1933 has been extended to cover the courts of the following countries: Australia and its States and territories (territory of Norfolk is excluded), Canada (all provinces and territories except Quebec), Guernsey, India, Isle of Man, Jersey, Pakistan and Tonga (Commonwealth countries) and Israel and Surinam.
There are also Orders in Council in respect of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and The Netherlands but for most purposes they have been superseded by the provisions of Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I (recast) and the Lugano Convention.
If the country you are
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