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UK to join the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters

29 January 2024

On 12 January 2024, the UK signed the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters.

The UK will now take the internal steps necessary to ratify the Convention, which will come into force 12 Months after ratification. The Convention provides for the mutual enforcement of judgments between the UK and the other contracting states, including EU member states, in proceedings started after the Convention comes into force for the UK.

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