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Foreign Judgments Regulations

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SR 1992 No. 321 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 1994 No. 283
Registered 26 Mar 2010
Start Date 01 Sep 1994
End Date 13 Mar 1995

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS
- In force under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991
- Updated as at 1 September 1994 (HISTREG CHAP 817 #DATE 01:09:1994)

*1* The Foreign Judgments Regulations (in force under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991) as shown in this reprint comprise Statutory Rules 1992 No. 321 amended as indicated in the Tables below.
Table of Statutory Rules
Year and Date of Date of Application
Number Notification commencement saving or
in Gazette transitional
provisions
1992 No. 321 16 Oct 1992 16 Oct 1992
1993 No. 143 25 June 1993 25 June 1993 -
1994 No. 283 23 Aug 1994 1 Sept 1994 -
Table of Amendments
ad=added or inserted am=amended rep=repealed rs=repealed and substituted
Provision affected How affected
R. 2 rs. 1993 No. 143
R. 5 am. 1994 No. 283
Schedule am. 1993 No. 143

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Regulation
1. Citation
2. Interpretation
3. Extension of Part 2 of the Act
4. Specified superior courts
5. Specified inferior courts
SCHEDULE
SUPERIOR COURTS

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - REG 1
Citation

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Foreign Judgments Regulations.*1* SEE NOTES TO FIRST ARTICLE OF THIS CHAPTER .

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - REG 2
Interpretation

2. In these Regulations:
"Act" means the Foreign Judgments Act 1991;
"Privy Council" means the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and is taken to include the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - REG 3
Extension of Part 2 of the Act

3. Part 2 of the Act extends to each country specified in column 2 of the Schedule.

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - REG 4
Specified superior courts

4. For the purposes of the Act, the courts specified in column 3 of an item in the Schedule are taken to be superior courts of the country specified in column 2 of that item.

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - REG 5
Specified inferior courts

5. (1) Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to each District Court of New Zealand.


(2) Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to the following inferior courts of the United Kingdom:
(a) County Courts (England and Wales);
(b) County Courts (Northern Ireland);
(c) Sheriff Courts (Scotland).

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS - SCHEDULE

SCH

SCHEDULE Regulations 3 and 4
SUPERIOR COURTS
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Item No. Country Courts
1 New Zealand Court of Appeal High Court
2 Bahamas, The Court of Appeal
Commonwealth of the Supreme Court
3 Province of British Supreme Court of Canada
Columbia, Canada Court of Appeal of British
Columbia
Supreme Court of British
Columbia
4 British Virgin Islands Eastern Caribbean Supreme
Court
5 Cayman Islands Grand Court
6 Dominica, Eastern Caribbean Supreme
Commonwealth of Court
Court of Appeal
High Court of Justice
7 Falkland Islands Court of Appeal
Supreme Court
8 Fiji, Republic of High Court
9 France (French Republic) Cour de Cassation
Cours d'Appel
Tribunaux de grand instance
Tribunaux de commerce
Cours d'assise
Tribunaux correctionnels
10 Germany, Federal Bundesgerichtshof
Republic of Oberlandesgerichte
Bayerische Oberste
Landesgericht
Landgerichte
11 Gibraltar Court of Appeal
Supreme Court
12 Grenada Supreme Court (consisting
of the: Court of Appeal;
High Court)
13 Hong Kong Supreme Court of Judicature
(consisting of the: Court
of Appeal; High Court)
14 Israel, State of Supreme Court
District Courts
Moslem Religious Courts
Druze Religious Courts
15 Italy (Italian Republic) Corte Suprema di Cassazione
Corte di Assise
Corte d'Appello
Tribunale
16 Japan Supreme Court
High Courts
District Courts
Family Courts
17 Province of Manitoba, Court of the Queen's Bench
Canada of Manitoba
18 Montserrat Privy Council
Eastern Caribbean Court of
Appeal
High Court of Montserrat
19 Papua New Guinea Supreme Court of Justice
National Court of Justice
20 St Helena Supreme Court
21 St Kitts and Nevis, Privy Council
Federation of Eastern Caribbean Court of
Appeal
High Court (Saint
Christopher Circuit)
High Court (Nevis Circuit)
22 St Vincent and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme
Grenadines Court (consisting of the:
Court of Appeal, High
Court)
23 Seychelles, Republic of Court of Appeal
Supreme Court
24 Singapore, Republic of Privy Council: in respect
of orders made on appeals
from the Singapore
Supreme Court and filed
with the Court of Appeal
of Singapore
Supreme Court of Singapore
(consisting of the: Court
of Appeal; High Court)
25 Solomon Islands Court of Appeal
High Court
26 Tuvalu Court of Appeal
High Court
27 United Kingdom, The House of Lords
Supreme Court of England
and Wales
Supreme Court of Judicature
of Northern Ireland
Court of Session
(NOTE: The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is constituted by
Statutory Instrument 1967 No. 223, as amended by Statutory
Instrument 1983 No. 1108, of the United Kingdom. The Court is
differently described in the usage of the countries mentioned in
the Schedule in relation to which it is listed as a superior
court. The description used by each of those countries is set out
in column 3 of the relevant item in the Schedule.)