- Friday, June 24, 2016
To assist our clients and friends in other jurisdictions, we previously prepared a detailed note "Top FAQs: Enforcement of an EU Member State Judgment in England and Wales". These procedures currently remain in force. However, as matters come to a head following the outcome of the EU referendum in the UK, it is worthwhile considering what may replace the current regime.
The current regime
The law relating to civil jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in EU Member States has undergone substantial change in recent years, with the entry into force of the Brussels I Regulation (Recast) (‘the Recast Regulation’) on 10 January 2015. The enforcement provisions in the Recast Regulation are less time-consuming than the procedure provided for by the 2001 Brussels Regulation (albeit that regime is still applicable in respect of certain judgments).