Part III Jurisdiction, Foreign Judgments and Awards, Ch.17 Foreign Arbitral Awards
J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, SolicitorEdited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA
James J Fawcett, Janeen M CarruthersEdited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)
- Foreign arbitral awards — Common law recognition — Enforcing foreign judgment debts
A foreign arbitral award is on a similar footing to a foreign judgment in that it may be enforced in England in a variety of ways. An action may be brought at common law to recover the sum awarded. Statutory provision is also made for the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Before looking at the various methods of enforcement in detail one general point should be made. The Limitation Act 1980 provides that an action to enforce an award “shall not be brought after the expiration of six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued”. 2 This provision...