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Part III Jurisdiction, Foreign Judgments and Awards, 16 Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments—The Traditional Rules

Paul Torremans

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (15th Edition)

Uglješa Grušić, Christian Heinze, Louise Merrett, Alex Mills, Carmen Otero García-Castrillón, Zheng Sophia Tang, Katarina Trimmings, Lara Walker
Edited By: Paul Torremans, James J. Fawcett

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2024

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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