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Top FAQs: Enforcement of an EU Member State Judgment in England and Wales

To assist our clients and friends in other jurisdictions, we have identified the questions which are most frequently asked regarding the enforcement of an EU Member State judgment in England and Wales. We are frequently instructed in such matters and have a great deal of experience in progressing cases to the enforcement stage and recovering assets for our clients in respect of a foreign judgment debt. For example, we acted on the recent case of Smith v Huertas [2015] EWHC 3745 in which we successfully defended a claim brought against our client, Mr Xavier Huertas, in which a declaration was sought that a French judgment should not be registered or recognised in England under the 2001 Brussels Regulation. Further details of this case are set out at the end of this note. Please note that Scotland and Northern Ireland are separate jurisdictions and different rules apply. This document is intended to provide a first point of reference for current developments in aspects of the law. It should not be relied on as a substitute for professional advice. If you would like to discuss any of the questions in this guide or if you would like to receive more information about any issues regarding litigation in England and Wales, please contact Simon Fitzpatrick, Head of Litigation, or Rebecca Foden, litigation solicitor. If you found this article helpful, you may also be interested to read our Top Ten FAQs about Civil Litigation Proceedings in England and Wales.

Top FAQs: Enforcement of an EU Member State Judgment in England and Wales

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