No deal Brexit—enforcement of judgments
Produced in partnership with Angharad Parry of 20 Essex Street Chambers
No deal Brexit—enforcement of judgments

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note Produced in partnership with Angharad Parry of 20 Essex Street Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • No deal Brexit—enforcement of judgments
  • Key documents
  • Judgments of the courts of England and Wales—enforcement in the EU post exit day
  • EU judgments—enforcement in England and Wales post exit day
  • Judgments of the courts of England and Wales—enforcement in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland post exit day
  • Judgments of the courts of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland—enforcement in England and Wales post exit day
  • Reciprocal bilateral foreign enforcement orders
  • What is exequatur of a judgment?
  • News analysis—local law guidance

STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under review to consider the impact of the UK and the EU entering into the Withdrawal Agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition or implementation period commencing on 31 January 2020. For guidance on the implications for enforcement during this period, see Practice Note: Brexit implementation period—enforcement.

This Practice Note covers the situation where the UK and the EU do not reach an agreement for the enforcement of judgments following the UK leaving the EU. During the implementation period that starts on exit day ie the day the UK leaves the EU, the provisions in the withdrawal agreement will apply. For guidance, on the implementation period and the impact of the withdrawal agreement on enforcement, see Practice Note: Brexit implementation period—enforcement.

This Practice Note considers the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal when dealing with the enforcement of judgments for civil and commercial claims under the Brussels Convention, Regulation (EC) 44/2001, Brussels I, Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I (recast), the Lugano Convention 2007 and the EC-Denmark Agreement.

This Practice Note considers the application of the changes made by the UK EU exit regulations and the EU guidance to the enforcement of UK judgments in EU Member States as well as contracting states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) that are signatories