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Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

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F1Sch. 1 substituted (1.10.1991) by S.I. 1990/2591, art. 12(1), Sch. 1

TITLE I. SCOPE (Article 1)

TITLE II. JURISDICTION

  • Section 1. General provisions (Articles 2–4).

  • Section 2. Special jurisdiction (Articles 5–6A).

  • Section 3. Jurisdiction in matters relating to insurance (Articles 7–12A).

  • Section 4. Jurisdiction over consumer contracts (Articles 13–15).

  • Section 5. Exclusive jurisdiction (Article 16).

  • Section 6. Prorogation of jurisdiction (Articles 17 and 18).

  • Section 7. Examination as to jurisdiction and admissibility (Articles 19 and 20).

  • Section 8. Lis pendens—Related actions (Articles 21–23).

  • Section 9. Provisional, including protective, measures (Article 24).

TITLE III. RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT

  • Definition of judgment (Article 25).

  • Section 1. Recognition (Articles 26–30).

  • Section 2. Enforcement (Articles 31–45).

  • Section 3. Common provisions (Articles 46–49).

TITLE IV. AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS AND COURT SETTLEMENTS (Articles 50 and 51).

TITLE V. GENERAL PROVISIONS (Articles 52 and 53).

TITLE VI. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS (Articles 54 and 54A).

TITLE VII. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER CONVENTIONS (Articles 55–59).

TITLE VIII. FINAL PROVISIONS (Articles 60–68).

CONVENTION

on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters

PREAMBLE

  • THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES TO THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY,

  • Desiring to implement the provisions of Article 220 of that Treaty by virtue of which they undertook to secure the simplification of formalities governing the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments of courts or tribunals;

  • Anxious to strengthen in the Community the legal protection of persons therein established;

  • Considering that it is necessary for this purpose to determine the international jurisdiction of their courts, to facilitate recognition and to introduce an expeditious procedure for securing the enforcement of judgments, authentic instruments and court settlements;

  • Have decided to conclude this Convention and to this end have designated as their Plenipotentiaries;

  • (Designations of Plenipotentiaries of the original six Contracting States)

  • WHO, meeting within the Council, having exchanged their Full Powers, found in good and due form,

  • HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:]

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