European order for payment procedure
European order for payment procedure

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • European order for payment procedure
  • Relevant regulations and report
  • What is a European order for payment?
  • Which court has jurisdiction?
  • Interaction between the EOP regulation and other regulations and national law
  • Scope and excluded claims
  • Summary of the procedure
  • Claimant—application
  • Court—decision
  • Service of the EOP
  • more

The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for practitioners when dealing with EU cross border procedures:

  1. the impact of Brexit on CPR 78 is addressed in The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/521, which will come into force on exit day, set out amendments to CPR 78 which delete provisions dealing with the European orders for payment (EOP). For more information about the changes and savings and transitional provisions, as well as related practice direction changes have been set out in the 107th practice direction update, see Practice Note: Brexit—CPR changes—Part 78—European procedures

  2. For guidance on the impact of Brexit, see Practice Note: Brexit—European cross border processes.

  3. for guidance of the impact of Brexit on service, see Practice Notes: Brexit—service of documents and No deal Brexit—service of documents

This Practice Note considers the European order for payment regulation, Regulation (EC) No. 1896/2006 as updated by Regulation (EU) 2015/2421. It explains EOP or European payment orders (EPO) as they are sometimes referred to. They are used in cross-border cases to obtain payment of an uncontested specific money claim without court proceedings. When dealing with the procedure in England and Wales, the procedural provisions are set

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