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How to enforce a foreign judgment in England

When asked whether and, if so, how a foreign judgment can be enforced in England, an English lawyer's answer will be: "it depends".

It depends upon when the judgment was given, what jurisdiction provisions the parties have agreed, what courts gave the judgment, and on a myriad of other factors. That is not to say that it will be impossible, or even hard – it just depends.

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01 July 2021

How to enforce a foreign judgment in England

When asked whether and, if so, how a foreign judgment can be enforced in England, an English lawyer's answer will be: "it depends".

It depends upon when the judgment was given, what jurisdiction provisions the parties have agreed, what courts gave the judgment, and on a myriad of other factors. That is not to say that it will be impossible, or even hard – it just depends.

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