foreign judgments

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At common law the judgment of a foreign court may be enforced in England provided that specified requirements are met. In addition, foreign judgments may be registered for enforcement by the English courts under a number of statutory powers, notably those contained in the Administration of Justice Act 1970, the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933, the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (as amended), and the Judgments Regulation. Part 74 of the Civil Procedure Rules sets out the relevant procedural rules.

Subjects: Law.

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