- Jurisdiction under the Brussels-Lugano Regime — Common law recognition — Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – traditional rules
This chapter focuses on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments under the traditional rules. It begins with a discussion of the theory underlying recognition and enforcement, followed by an analysis of enforcement under the Brussels/Lugano system and family law. It then considers the principles on which the successful litigant may take advantage of a foreign judgment at common law, along with defences to recognition and enforcement of such judgments. It also examines direct enforcement of foreign judgments by statute such as the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982, Administration of Justice Act 1920, and the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005. Finally, it assesses the inter-relation of the common law rules of recognition and those provided by statute (other than the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982), especially in the fields of jurisdiction and defences, and the jurisdictional provisions of Brussels I Recast.
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