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Statutory Instruments

1973 No. 610

JUDGMENTS

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Guernsey) Order 1973

Made

29th March 1973

Coming into Operation

1st May 1973

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of March 1973

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas Her Majesty is satisfied that in the event of the benefits conferred by Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 being extended to judgments given in the superior courts of the Island of Guernsey substantial reciprocity of treatment will be ensured as respects the enforcement in the Island of Guernsey of judgments given in the superior courts of the United Kingdom:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in pursuance of section 1 of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 as extended by the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments (General Application to His Majesty's Dominions, etc.) Order 1933(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Guernsey) Order 1973 and shall come into operation on 1st May 1973.

2.  Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 shall extend to the Island of Guernsey.

3.  The following courts shall be deemed superior courts of Guernsey for the purposes of the said Part I, namely the Court of Appeal of Guernsey and the Royal Court sitting as an Ordinary Court or as a Full Court.

W.G. Agnew

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order extends Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 to the judgments of the superior courts of the Island of Guernsey. Such judgments given after 1st May 1973 will be enforceable in the United Kingdom upon registration in the High Court, the Court of Session or the High Court in Northern Ireland.

(1)

(Rev. XI, p. 163: 1933, p. 953).