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Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

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18Enforcement of U.K. judgments in other parts of U.K

(1)In relation to any judgment to which this section applies—

(a)Schedule 6 shall have effect for the purpose of enabling any money provisions contained in the judgment to be enforced in a part of the United Kingdom other than the part in which the judgment was given ; and

(b)Schedule 7 shall have effect for the purpose of enabling any non-money provisions so contained to be so enforced.

(2)In this section " judgment" means any of the following (references to the giving of a judgment being construed accordingly)—

(a)any judgment or order (by whatever name called) given or made by a court of law in the United Kingdom ;

(b)any judgment or order not within paragraph (a) which has been entered in England and Wales or Northern Ireland in the High Court or a county court;

(c)any document which in Scotland has been registered for execution in the Books of Council and Session or in the sheriff court books kept for any sheriffdom ;

(d)any award or order made by a tribunal in any part of the United Kingdom which is enforceable in that part without an order of a court of law ;

(e)an arbitration award which has become enforceable in the part of the United Kingdom in which it was given in the same manner as a judgment given by a court of law in that part;

and, subject to the following provisions of this section, this section applies to all such judgments.

(3)Subject to subsection (4), this section does not apply to—

(a)a judgment given in proceedings in a magistrates' court in England and Wales or Northern Ireland ;

(b)a judgment given in proceedings other than civil proceedings ;

(c)a judgment given in proceedings relating to—

(i)bankruptcy; or

(ii)the winding up of a corporation or association ; or

(iii)the obtaining of title to administer the estate of a deceased person.

(4)This section applies, whatever the nature of the proceedings in which it is made, to—

(a)a decree issued under section 13 of the Court of Exchequer (Scotland) Act 1856 (recovery of certain rent-charges and penalties by process of the Court of Session);

(b)an order which is enforceable in the same manner as a judgment of the High Court in England and Wales by virtue of section 16 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 or section 140 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 (which relate to fines for contempt of court and forfeiture of recognisances).

(5)This section does not apply to so much of any judgment as—

(a)is an order to which section 16 of the Maintenance Orders Act 1950 applies (and is therefore an order for whose enforcement in another part of the United Kingdom provision is made by Part II of that Act);

(b)concerns the status or legal capacity of an individual;

(c)relates to the management of the affairs of a person not capable of managing his own affairs ;

(d)is a provisional (including protective) measure other than an order for the making of an interim payment;

and except where otherwise stated references to a judgment to which this section applies are to such a judgment exclusive of any such provisions.

(6)The following are within subsection (5)(b), but without prejudice to the generality of that provision—

(a)a decree of judicial separation or of separation ;

(b)any provision relating to guardianship or custody.

(7)This section does not apply to a judgment of a court outside the United Kingdom which falls to be treated for the purposes of its enforcement as a judgment of a court of law in the United Kingdom by virtue of registration under Part II of the Administration of Justice Act 1920, Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933, Part I of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 or section 4 or 5 of this Act.

(8)A judgment to which this section applies, other than a judgment within paragraph (e) of subsection (2), shall not be enforced in another part of the United Kingdom except by way of registration under Schedule 6 or 7.

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